General Election 2017 - The Consequences

Discussion in 'Current Affairs, News and Analysis' started by Auld-Yin, Jun 8, 2017.

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  1. Sounds like a vote winner to me. The youth will be all over it
  2. Brotherton Lad

    Brotherton Lad LE Reviewer

    My insight into this policy is dated by a few years but I understood once over half of students would never repay their debt it would become more expensive than the existing system because of the interest having to be written off.
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  3. As long as the green party are funding it all...
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  4. And eventually the proles will decide it's time for a change no matter how extreme Labour become
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  5. Where have all these Trots been, in the woodwork? Have they moved in from the extreme left fringe parties or the wreckage of Respect, respect did quite well at one stage - growing membership and could win a seat (well one candidate)?
  6. Brotherton Lad

    Brotherton Lad LE Reviewer

    My point was merely an economic one of life-time costs.
  7. Well those that aren't doing maths or economics degrees at any rate.
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  8. Almost all of them then?
  9. Brotherton Lad

    Brotherton Lad LE Reviewer

    Not even that. The economics and maths are also suspect. There's a bit of a Ponzi whiff to the whole issue.
  10. Other science graduates may also be able to do the sums.

    The IFS reckons that a 1% rise in income tax raises about £5.5billion. So clearing £100billion whilst also increasing public sector pay, hiring more police, fire-fighters and grief counsellors, funding schools, education for life and a bucket-load on the NHS is going to add up.

    Do you, like Diane Abbot need some help with the sums?
  11. Steady. I wasn't advocating this policy. Simply pointing out that the young will probably lap it up
  12. All the more reason to raise the voting age back to 21.:)
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  13. So is TM appealing to Labour to help keep her in government?

  14. If you think that, you're even dimmer than a broken light bulb.
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  15. Helm

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