The NUS can argue its own case, but it is one which only the politically malicious would refuse to recognise. It is clear that the Government's real motive in making the NUS a high-profile issue is to obscure the fundamental issues of overcrowding and general underfunding of the education system. Those are issues, the reality of student poverty and homelessness, on which Mr Patten remains shamefacedly silent. While the Tories are tearing themselves apart, they must not be allowed to tear up the only representation students have.
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