Scrapping tuition fees will cost billions – the poor need that money more than graduates

There are few more obvious signs of middle class capture of the Labour Party than the obsession with university tuition fees.

 

This may sound harsh – it is after all possible to be middle class and care about things other than one's own self-interest - but it is difficult to interpret the party's willingness to spend exorbitant sums of money on what amounts to a middle-class subsidy as anything else.

 

To not put too fine a point on it, most people who go to university are middle class, and it is the young and middle class who increasingly represent Labour's core vote. Working class support for Labour has been ebbing away for years, and Corbynism is probably more a symptom than a cause of that.

 

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