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Not all of them. American style proms are something we should not import in any case. They are based around the presumption of heterosexual couples, and those with a reasonable income, so unfair to those on a low income and/or those who are LGBT, in my opinion.
If you support LGBT, how can you take away glitter?
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How do you intend to deal with poverty and inequality in this country?

My main specific policies are designed to help the working poor especially- the ending of zero hours contracts and that those in parcels and other distribution should be employed. These employment policies enable employers to exploit people, and you can achieve fairness and a degree of flexibility with a guaranteed minimum number of hours per week or per month.

As I believe Brexit would be an act of economic self-harm and affect those on low incomes more than anyone else, my policy for a referendum in which I would campaign to Remain is important.

Regulation of the housing market especially renting, and public ownership of railways will help. For Wales and Cornwall my devolution proposals will enable them to seek to reduce the specific local causes of poverty. Improving air quality by ending diesel vehicles will also reduce ill-health, a cause of poverty for some.
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If you support LGBT, how can you take away glitter?
LGBT people can express their lifestyle without glitter I am sure.
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1. There will be greater flexibility with tuition fees, with caps removed for the best-performing universities. At the moment, the costs for all universities are roughly the same, regardless of their graduate outcomes or student satisfaction scores. It affects the very best institutions by limiting the amount they can receive to in turn spend on students, and also the students, who attend courses without good returns at the end of it.
Does this not lead to greater inequality for less fortunate students by forcing higher costs to attend the top Universities?

The message this gives to me is one of 'the best Universities are for those financially better off whereas the others are for everyone else', which makes things even harder for many prospective students.

This also makes it harder for those Universities not at the top to ever get better as they will be limited in funding compared to the likes of Oxbridge, completely murdering competitiveness between Universities by creating an uneven playing field.
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Does this not lead to greater inequality for less fortunate students by forcing higher costs to attend the top Universities?

The message this gives to me is one of 'the best Universities are for those financially better off whereas the others are for everyone else', which makes things even harder for many prospective students.

This also makes it harder for those Universities not at the top to ever get better as they will be limited in funding compared to the likes of Oxbridge, completely murdering competitiveness between Universities by creating an uneven playing field.
They are two different things. The funding Oxbridge get are for their research, rather than for their teaching. They actually run their home student teaching at a loss.

The thing is that not all universities need to be research universities. The ones who don't have very good research output should probably best to switch to become comprehensive universities or even specialist institutions, just to focus on what they're best at. If all the universities are doing the same thing, it's not a genuine choice in the market. Privatization could allow those universities who keep failing to fit within the norm to write their own stories rather than just trying to be a copy of a copy of a copy of Oxbridge.

As for your first question, no. First of all, those top universities are not privatized, so the loans are still going to be there. There will be no costs at the time of entrance and reading the degree. The poorer-performing universities the expectation is that if they are not privatized, they will be cheaper, if they are, they will be forced by the market to lower their fees. There's some economic value in most degrees, it's only that at the moment many of them are not worth the price tag.

So actually it's the opposite - the best universities are for everyone (ie the public), while the others are more about the money.
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LGBT people can express their lifestyle without glitter I am sure.
A drag race without glitter? What do you think it is? Eurovision?
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A drag race without glitter? What do you think it is? Eurovision?
I hope not, even though I once worked with a Eurovision song contest winner!
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I hope not, even though I once worked with a Eurovision song contest winner!
Were you the one who convinced Céline Dion to record "My Heart Will Go On"?
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Were you the one who convinced Céline Dion to record "My Heart Will Go On"?
No, I worked with a member of Brotherhood of Man.
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No, I worked with a member of Brotherhood of Man.
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Before the debate ends, I would like to express my thanks to Mr Speaker for running this and the election, and to all who have taken part.
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When will we close the debate? I have a date in 8 minutes.
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Debate has now concluded. Further discussion can continue in the other thread.
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Good afternoon everyone.

I am proud to be entering this election as your Prime Minister, and as the Leader of the Liberal Democrats coming off of one of the greatest results in our history.

The Liberal Democrats shall stand for you just as we have for more than a decade to ensure that you have a great future filled with opportunity, a future with a healthy environment and a future for everyone to look forward to, together.

We shall always offer you a balanced leadership that understands your needs and works to meet them as opposed to (for example), throwing the NHS to the wolves in order to benefit those only at the top.

A Liberal Democrat vote is all that will stop a disastrous Tory rule over Parliament and now is the time to make your vote count.
You have my vote.
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You have my vote.
Thank you for your support!
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Debate has now concluded. Further discussion can continue in the other thread.
You forgot to close this thread.
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You forgot to close this thread.
Not entirely. My perms are odd so I had to reopen it to edit the OP to make the hyperlink clearer, ticking the box doesn’t work when I edit. Closed now. Cheers.
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