We knew the projected 12 billion cuts were going to be ugly, but it'd be nice if the government could stop targeting young people from working class backgrounds (it's ok, we can change the definition of poverty guys! problem solved!).
Isn't the ridiculous amount of debt facing university students bad enough already without cutting these grants?
That sound you hear is the ladder being pulled up.
Meanwhile, among all these cuts, I wonder which industry this government deems worthy of subsidization? The arms trade.
If you're not depressed enough, read Jo Bell's blog.
Megan Dunn, the president of the National Union of Students, said: “Cutting maintenance grants would be detrimental to hundreds of thousands of our poorest students who currently rely on it, and could risk putting many people off applying to university. “We know that our poorest students are the most likely to be deterred by debt, but it could also affect where students choose to live and which courses to take. It will mean staying at home instead of moving into halls or shared accommodation and applying for shorter courses to reduce costs.”