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There is a progressive, fiscally-responsible way forward on tuition fees

Voter demographics prove the Tories need to sort out their policy—and fast. Here's what they should do

By Michael Johnson  

On the face of it, tuition fees may seem a disproportionately hot topic. Yet their place in today’s political debate should not be surprising. Young people, after all, announced themselves loudly at the 2017 General Election: some 58 per cent of the under-25s voted, up from 43 per cent two years earlier. The Labour Party, which opposes fees, took 63 per cent of the under-25 vote, three times the Conservatives’ 21 per cent.

The 42 per cent margin is in…

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