Letter: Anger at student loans

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The Independent Online
Sir: Today (8 June) the Government intends to scrap grants and introduce tuition fees for higher education. This will price a university degree at over pounds 15,000, a debt well beyond consideration for millions of people.

We urge MPs, most of whom have benefited from a student grant, to oppose these proposals. We have the public support of well over 60 MPs and of the bulk of the student population. If MPs do vote for this attack, the rebellion that may take place in the Commons (report, 4 June) will look like a picnic compared to the rebellion in the streets and colleges when colleges start back next term.

KATE BUCKELL

Chair, Campaign for Free Education

University of Paisley

Strathclyde

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