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Student protests in Britian . . .

London, England (CNN) -- Thousands of angry students took to the streets of London Thursday for another protest, as British lawmakers prepared to vote on controversial plans to raise tuition fees.

But despite pleas from organizers for protests to remain peaceful, many students attempted to push through the long lines of police in fluorescent jackets trying to prevent them from accessing Parliament Square.

At the risk of getting bashed, I don't have much sympathy for the students.  Britian is having financial problems similar to the US, and they've got to learn that either you pay now or pay later!


Asked by tinamatt at 11:53 AM on Dec. 9, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Their tuition is tremendously subsidized, which I think is unreasonable. While the socialist ideal is supposed to make college accessible to all who are capable, the fact remains that it is the middle and upper classes that almost exclusively use them, and they have no need. And, it doesn't make sense to subsidize the people who are ultimately going to have the highest incomes.

    I notice that it's never the grad students --who become suddenly aware that tuition=instructor pay.

    Greedy little sots.

    Answer by LindaClement at 12:02 PM on Dec. 9, 2010

  • Seems ridiculous and we will see more protests in the UK and other countries as they have to raise fees for college and extend work hours and cut pay. It is not sustainable. The entitled youth who are used to having everything handed to them or subsidized don't like it and will push back. People in the US should watch and learn.

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:16 PM on Dec. 9, 2010

  • Not to mention that their tuition rates are crazy low in comparison to what we have in the US.

    Answer by CraftingMama at 11:56 AM on Dec. 9, 2010

  • Ditto jewjew They are crazy but it's coming here to the U.S. Already they have protested in California. It won't be long before it spreads and even gets violent.

    Answer by itsmesteph11 at 12:37 PM on Dec. 9, 2010

  • This is the problem with long term entitlement programs.
    After they have been on the books for too long, they are no longer seen of as a benefit or a help, but rather something was always THEIRS.
    Try to take something away from someone who clearly thinks it is THEIRS will fight you for it. These people clearly think the money was theirs from birth just because of the citizenship. I have no sympathy, actually, as I see more and more of this mentality I am losing more and more sympathy for anyone.
    We have considered stopping all forms of charity after this year, simply because of the " Give Me" attitude EVERYWHERE.

    Answer by jewjewbee at 12:23 PM on Dec. 9, 2010

  • I think we gave at the friggin' office.........................................


    Answer by mustbeGRACE at 1:09 PM on Dec. 9, 2010

  • The joys of the collapse of entitlement states.

    Answer by Carpy at 2:40 PM on Dec. 9, 2010

  • Coming soon to America.

    Answer by SavageGrl at 3:33 PM on Dec. 9, 2010

  • It is already here - it happened in California as itsmesteph posts. But as CraftingMama said - the brits pay low tuition in comparison to the U.S.

    Answer by tasches at 4:56 PM on Dec. 9, 2010

  • Thousands of angry students took to the streets of London Thursday for another protest, as British lawmakers prepared to vote on controversial plans to raise tuition fees.


    It must truly suck to have to be cruelly weaned from the government teat, having never figured out how to be successful on your own or pay your own way in life!!

    Answer by LoriKeet at 5:03 PM on Dec. 9, 2010