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Big Question: should we scrap tuition fees?

Andy Burnham says he'll get rid of them—but does that make sense?

By Prospect Team  

Students marching against tuition fees rises in 2010. © LSE Library

The meteoric rise of Jeremy Corbyn over the last fortnight has ignited the Labour leadership contest, and policy measures are now storming in from all candidates. Today, Andy Burnham  revived the issue of tuition fees, promising to scrap them in favour of a graduate tax. Speaking on Radio 4’s Today programme, Burnham vowed he would “lift the millstone of debt” from students. His plans are an extension of Labour’s election…

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