Corbyn’s pledge to scrap tuition fees puts Tories on back foot

22nd September 2017 Socialist Action 0

By Fiona Edwards

One of the most popular policies put forward by Labour at the General Election in June was Jeremy Corbyn’s pledge to scrap tuition fees. It is a policy which is transforming the political debate on higher education. After 20 years of escalating attacks on education and a political consensus that burdening students with mortgage sized debts is the way to fund higher education, this bold new approach for free, publicly funded education at all levels has set the agenda and put the Tories on the defensive.