The Students are Revolting!

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Violent Student Protest 'Kettled' By Police


Students have smashed up a police van in central London and there have been sporadic skirmishes in another violent demonstration against student fees.

Thousands gathered in and around Whitehall and Trafalgar Square to protest against the hike in university fees and the planned cutting of the education maintenance allowance (EMA).
Students are also holding rallies across the country, including in Bristol, Birmingham, Glasgow, Manchester, Cambridge and Brighton.
They have been largely peaceful, although four arrests have been made in Manchester, four in Bristol and one in Brighton.
The Metropolitan Police has said eight arrests have been made in the capital.
 

Grumblegrunt

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#7
its all those french students we imported passing on their national hobbies
 
#9
Where else, this is ARRSE after all. Just makes the standard of reply a little less highbrow and more fun. :) Good links though, cheers for them.
Speaking as an ex "Buttons in twos" type.
Well really. Standards!
;0)
 
#11
How ever did we manage 13 years of Neue Arbeit's creeping socialism & authoritarianism without resorting to smashing the place up?

Answers on a postage stamp to the NUS please.
 

Grumblegrunt

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#12
is it because they cant afford drugs anymore I wonder?
 
#13
'Students' - unemployed and unemployable, semi-literate and semi-numerate little shits more like.

'The grinning spiv Blair' thought 'I'll send EVERYONE to 'uni' - that'll win a vote or two'. So millions of thick chav-like under things, scampered off to 'uni', at my expense, to learn fvck all! To 'earn' degrees that are of less worth than the paper and printing ink that they are exhibited with. These unfortunates, unable to read, write, calculate or think - thanks to the Blair/Brown Terror of 'everyone is equal - are now: UNEMPLOYABLE, REMAIN SEMI-LITERATE; REMAIN SEMI-NUMERATE and MIRED IN DEBT and the DOLE.

Thanks Blair you multi-millionaire piece of excrement!!
 
#14
Students are protesting because tuition will increase? They'd rather the country go broke and close the universities. This is what happens when you develop, grow, and encourage an entitlement class.[/QUOTE]

These simple facts will never registar with this current lot, as many others have already stated these arsewipes believe it is 'their' god given right to have irrespective of the state of the Country's fiscal situation,

Why don't they show their anger & protest at Liebour's HQ over the overspend mess? A simple hard truth fact such as that is too hard swallow,

The students would have been more happy having the IMF knocking on the UK's door as long as they get what they want, tw@ts

Welcome to the real world NUS!
 
#15
A lot of degrees are a waste of time. Sure, if there's a specific career you want, like Aeronautical Engineering or Astrophysics or some other time consuming specialist milarky, then great - by all means go to Uni.

But photography? Art history? ART?! And other subjects of a similar kind - just no. Waste of time and money.

I'm only 20, and chose not to go to Uni after having finished my A Levels because I was already pretty good with computers and felt I'd much rather get in to a job where I can learn without living on Tesco Value baked beans and a mouldy bit of bread.

Not one of my friends who have finished their degrees have gone on to do something even slightly related to what they did at university. Tell a lie, one of them did a veterinary course (which required like 4 As at A Level to get on to) and is now earning a lot of money feeling race-horse testicles.

But again, he did a worthwhile degree.

One of the students on the news made a comment saying "students have been oppressed for a long time" or words to that effect and I nearly spat my drink all over the coffee table. Oppressed?! How in any way have they been oppressed?!

Rage! At people that are supposed to be mature and independent, off at uni etc.
 

Sixty

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#16
Welcome to the real world NUS!
The same real world where the party they voted for in the main (the Lib Dems) promised to abolish tuition fees once in power? The real world where those imposing the fees generally benefited from free university education and where the previous Government introduced top-up fees despite their manifesto reading "We have no plans to introduce University top-up fees, and have legislated to prevent their introduction".

I'd be spitting mad myself to be entirely honest.
 
#17
The same real world where the party they voted for in the main (the Lib Dems) promised to abolish tuition fees once in power? The real world where those imposing the fees generally benefited from free university education and where the previous Government introduced top-up fees despite their manifesto reading "We have no plans to introduce University top-up fees, and have legislated to prevent their introduction".

I'd be spitting mad myself to be entirely honest.
Any self respecting member of society would know that as soon as an MP promises it has to be taken by a pinch of salt (in some cases)

There's plenty within society who are spitting mad due to all these radical measures the Coalition have introduced, the list is endless...
 
#18
Sixty things have changed, either you accept the money isn't there due to bankers or Brown or both and get on with it, or live in a dream world where everything is fine and dig yourself even deeper in the shit. Welcome to the real world studes, we're all suffering - why should you be any different
 

Sixty

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There's plenty within society who are spitting mad due to all these radical measures the Coalition have introduced, the list is endless...
Indeed. How many others have had the gumption to take to the streets protesting about it though?

I don't feel the students should be disparaged for objecting to hypocrisy and lies.
 

Sixty

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#20
Sixty things have changed, either you accept the money isn't there due to bankers or Brown or both and get on with it, or live in a dream world where everything is fine and dig yourself even deeper in the shit. Welcome to the real world studes, we're all suffering - why should you be any different
Ok. They're fighting their corner though as one would expect and education is an investment rather than a waste, to my mind at least.
 

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