Kids Of KIA Servicemen Since 1990 To Get Free Uni

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CHILDREN of service personnel killed in action are to get £8,200 a year to put them through university.

From today, they will receive £3,200 for tuition fees and £5,000 for living expenses under an education scholarship scheme.

Payments will continue after fees rise up to £9,000, meaning some children will get £14,000 a year. Universities minister David Willetts said the scheme gave service personnel "protection for the education of their children".

He added: "Even when money is tight and with tuition fees rising, we are committed to this scheme."


Children of service personnel killed in action to get £8k a year for uni | The Sun |News|Campaigns|Our Boys
Wont cost them a fortune, but will be a nice helping hand to those that do qualify. Cheap way of buying votes, or a nice gesture?
 
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Wouldn't have thought it'll win over that many votes, may actually just be politicians not being self serving bastards for once. I know I'm scared and confused too.
 

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And now watch for the present students complain how unfair it is that they have to "pay" for their education, instead of being subsidised by HMG.
 
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Good scheme, should have been in years ago. I give it 12 out of 10.

Is this the sop to ease the axe on CEA?
 
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Hope it's not to good to be true.
The parent paid the ultimate Price, be good to think their children will get a boost.

john
Seconded!!
 
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Great idea but can I correct one point , it is not HMG paying it is ,as usual , the tax payer . For once I am glad my taxes are going to a good cause ,
 
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This is long overdue. I was fortunate enough to be a visiting officer to a widow at the start of TELIC, an extremely humbling experience. The Americans provided the promise of funding any future education for her and her children at any time she wished to apply. Something that went to the wayside at the time, when she was going through the grieving process, but now an outstanding way to stay clear of student debt for her children. If this UK plan is true, imho it is a small, but excellent, way to say thankyou to those families whose partners (?) and spouses have made the ultimate sacrifice.
 
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And now watch for the present students complain how unfair it is that they have to "pay" for their education, instead of being subsidised by HMG.
The cynic in me is thinking this as well. I just hope that this doesn't become an empty promise with goalposts being moved at a later date.
 
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And now watch for the present students complain how unfair it is that they have to "pay" for their education, instead of being subsidised by HMG.
After that w4nkers (charlie gilmour in his spreay on jeans and foppy hair cut) performance last time, they'd be on the back foot from the start. And they know it.
 
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Finally, something meaningful coming from a politician!

Either this is heartily meant, or there's some bad news to be released behind it's cover!
 
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Maybe somewhere in HMG there is someone looking out for forces children?

I was a forces kid and a few of my old mates lost their dads, and I saw first hand how upsetting it is. I am surprised something like this has been introduced with the shit storm of cutbacks at the moment. Anyway, I didn't really stay in touch with them went they went off too uni ect, but I am damn sure they never got any help ;)
 
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I doubt they will. I'd hazard a guess that most would agree with it.
Yeah, but their parents chose to join the Army, and they knew the risks and besides they tortured Iraqis/Afghanies/Paddies/Kenyan Prostitutes/Swedish tourists...

And the war in Iraq/Afghanistan is illegal, that joe glenton said so.

And ultimately we're just jealous that they are getting a free ride. If Pads Brats can get these payments EVERY student should. And immigrants should get it too.

And you KNOW there are nutters out there who think like that.
 

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