General Elections 2015 : Green Party Scrap Student debt!! Your thoughts? Watch
While the thought of them being scrapped does sound quite appealing (surprisingly along with a few of their other policies) There overall agenda seems a bit unreal and at times stupid. There's also the fact that like with all their other policies they actually have no realistic way of paying for this.
My best bet is they would get all the money from the tax payers. Good while your in uni but as soon as you're out of it, it will suddenly seem like a waste of your hard earned money.
Personally if I was of voting age I would either go with the Conservatives, UKIP or just spoil my ballot.
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Labour want to reduce fees to 6k.
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The Green's also plan to borrow but plan to invest the money into developing a greener economy, creating jobs etc. Even if you don't 100% agree with the policies of the green party, I can guarantee that any green party MP would stick to their policies - they wouldn't claim to be against cuts then go vote in favour etc.
However saying all that, unless you are in either a safe seat constituency where it won't make a difference who you vote for or a constituency where greens have a chance of gaining an MP (Brighton Pavilion, Bristol West...), it's not worth voting greens because of first past the post. Unfortunately it's a two horse race in some constituency (labour or tory) so unless you are voting for either of them your vote is pointless. Although if you support greens and are in a key seat then definitely worth voting.
Let's go one step further and give everyone their degrees for free because that's what we're all entitled to, right?
It used to be like that a couple of generations ago. My mum even made a profit. It is also like that in other rich western countries right now. I really don't understand why young people are so unquestioning of the motive or legitimacy of ever rising higher education costs being imposed on them by people who will never understand what it is like in a lower class or who they themselves benefited from free higher education that they are now pulling the draw bridge up.
Also you do realize UKIP's position on tuition fees is to make STEM degree's tuition free? Do you support that as a member of the purple tribe?
Vote lib, anything else is a wasted vote.