Letter: Confusion over student fees policy

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Sir: Over 20 years ago I left North London to study for a degree in Middlesbrough. Aside from giving me an insight into a North-East culture still little appreciated in the South, it also forced me to take responsibility for my own actions, in a way that probably would not have occurred had I stayed in London near or with my parents. The result of my trip north was that I got a good honours degree, decided that I was definitely a socialist and I still get on with my parents. I think it used to be called a liberal education.

KEITH FLETT

London N17

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