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    (Original post by mysticmagic2000)
    Absolute knob! I said during the general election that you couldn't trust Corbyn and I was right. The longer he talks ******** the longer the Conservatives are in power. How are the left wing idiots going to support their leader now?
    No one is going to hold an early election!
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    (Original post by Dot.Cotton)
    Tell me, lefties - why do you support this moron when socialism has failed EVERY SINGLE TIME it has been tried?

    The government should be taken out of higher education completely and we should let the free market do the talking - let universities sink or swim of their own accord.
    It works pretty well in many European countries.

    Tell me, retards - why do you think you know anything?
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    This thread is TLDR

    Simple question here for the naive fools who believed Corby who write off student debt and voted for him as a consequence.

    Do you feel had? Have you learnt your lesson?
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    Much ado about nothing.
    Corbyn said and put in the Labour manifesto that Labour would abolish tuition fees for all those starting from 2017 onwards.

    He did not say, nor did the manifesto say that current student debts would be written off.

    He did however say that Labour is working on a policy to ease the burden of the current debts.

    The political right are rather predictably trying to make out that there has been some major u turn here when there simply hasn't.
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    (Original post by astutehirstute)

    Simple question here for the naive fools who believed Corby who write off student debt and voted for him as a consequence.
    He never said he would do that tho...
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    (Original post by mysticmagic2000)
    Absolute knob! I said during the general election that you couldn't trust Corbyn and I was right. The longer he talks ******** the longer the Conservatives are in power. How are the left wing idiots going to support their leader now?
    Lol, he hasn't u-turned on anything here. Stop believing everything the right wing press tells you :thumbsup:
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    A Yougov poll published today highlights that only 17% of voters thought Corbyn's pledge was to write off existing student debt.

    Corbyn did not pledge to scrap existing student debt. He pledged to scrap future tuition fees. He also said that Labour are working on a policy to deal with the burden of debt facing current and former students.
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    He has informally U-turned. However he didnt win, he's not in a position to implement his political programme, had he won and then U-turned, my estimations of him as a leader would be damaged, had the promise to write off student debt been in the manifesto the same would apply.

    JC saying at one point he's "looking into writing off the debt" and then saying its too big after looking into it may even be a plus point for me. I voted for him but had reservations about the programme during the current fiscal landscape (large deficit and large debt) although ideologically i agree with almost all of it, I got the impression from the manifesto that no expense was too large for labour to pay for through "costed" means. This might signify a possible move by labours policy unit towards a more realistic programme, which I would welcome, or it simply could be an expense too great even Labours current attitude.

    The conservatives who are frothing at the mouth at this expecting corbynfever to be over I think misunderstand the majority of labour voters motivation;
    they believe Labour voters (in particular the young) only voted for their own self interest, and are swayed by only one policy e.g scrapping tuition fees, triple lock, writing off student debt. The wider message of hope, of rejecting austerity and of government policy which affects the whole of society rather than dogma, and stagnation offered by the tories, this U-turn will not affect voting intention.
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    There is totally no debate on this entire issue. The FACTS which are now coming to light clearly show that Corbyn and the Looney Labour party lied to and wilfully misled the young electorate. They should apologise unreservedly and young voters should re-appraise their loyalties as a result, they were made total fools of.

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    Corbyn's interview with NME

    "First of all, we want to get rid of student fees altogether"

    "We’ll do it as soon as we get in, and we’ll introduce legislation to ensure that any student going from the 2017-18 academic year will not pay fees."

    “They will pay them, but we’ll rebate them when we’ve got the legislation through – that’s fundamentally the principle behind it.”


    Video of Labour Minister Imran Husain

    "Just this morning Jeremy Corbyn has announced that the tuition fees will be abolished straight away from September if there’s a Labour government, and that we will bring back immediately EMA and also that every existing student will have all their debts wiped off.”

    Tweets of Shadow Minister for Public Health Sharon Hodgson

    June 2: “Jeremy Corbyn: Labour could write off historic student debts| All those in early 20’s with student debt #VoteLabour”



    This is "slam dunk" evidence. Labour lied to students to get their votes. period.

    No amount of spin and wriggling is going to change that. Students were used as election fodder, given lies and spin to motivate them and get them to polling stations in support of Labour.

    I believe many students are now saying "***k Corbyn and the Labour party"

    Quite right too !
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    Said it at the time, and I'll say it again: Corbynista kids fell for a big fat, and pitifully transparent, bribe (turned out to be a fraud). Suckers! :laugh:
 
 
 
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