Today we’ve seen brutal evidence of the Tory’s continued attack on students. Not content with simply scrapping EMA, tripling tuition fees and abolishing AimHigher, we have now seen the Maintenance Grants, a lifeline for thousands, pulled from under our feet.
The money these grants offer is often the difference between being able to get into Higher Education or not. Scrapping them will hit the poorest hardest and make university even more difficult for those who need support the most.
The government must think again. Shutting the door to University for thousands is not the answer to the economic or social problems Britain faces.