Leading Article: Soliciting some serious money

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Soliciting some serious money

The legal firm of Chadbourne and Park has done the case for a graduate tax, which we support, or repayable loans, as Labour proposed yesterday, no end of good, unwittingly of course.

According to their recruitment advertisements, solicitors can earn pounds 700,000 a year, on a par with the top City traders. And what do they have to do to earn all this dosh? Project finance. Exciting it isn't but it earns even more than Mrs T Blair takes home from working the employment tribunals circuit. And with a salary like that it would take just a week's work to repay what the average boozy student spends in a year.