Tag: Tuition Fees

Local lecturers voice fees opposition

    Eleven leading local academics have added their names to a letter published in the Guardian last Friday calling on University Vice Chancellors to declare whether or not they support the government’s recent government higher education reforms  – increased tuition fees and a cut in funding for teaching. The Southampton University lecturers joined 90…

Fees Fiasco Sinks Lib Dems

The ongoing furore over tution fees has damaged Lib Dem standing in the polls. Following last week’s vote on tuition fees which was passed with the support of Lib Dem ministers – with the notable exception of Chris Huhne – two polls just published indicate that support for Liberal Democrats has halved. A poll published…

Huhne Dodges Bullet

Eastleigh’s Lib Dem MP Chris Huhne has avoided voting in last night’s controversial and unpopular tuition fees bill which saw widespread rioting around the House of Commons after it was narrowly passed. Mr Huhne is one of the Lib Dem MPs who had signed a pre election pledge to oppose any rise in tuition fees…

We Want Our Vote Back!!

      There was anger on the streets of Eastleigh yesterday as a small, but very vocal group of students from Winchester University and Solent University Southampton marched on Chris Huhne’s office in an attempt to talk to him – part of a nationwide campaign of demonstrations by students against the coalition government’s intention…

Huhne to Renege on Fees Pledge?

Eastleigh’s Liberal Democrat MP Chris Huhne looks poised to rip up another election pledge after Business Secretary Vince Cable  showed the government the green light to raise university tuition fees. Prior to the election Liberal Democrat policy was to oppose any rise in fees and accordingly last January Mr Huhne pledged his opposition as part of a campaign…