University fees in England and Wales are already among the most costly in Europe and if trebled to £9,000 will be among the most expensive in the world.
The average across all sectors in the US is around £7,000 and even private universities in Japan (£4,379 a year) and South Korea (£5,379 a year) will be cheaper than public universities here.
Sweden, Finland, Denmark and some others still charge no fees at all and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development average is just £1,427 per year.
The ConDem government is effectively privatising universities. The whole burden of higher education is falling on individual students.
No wonder then that students are protesting. They are right to do so. The fact that Nick Clegg reneged on his election promises on Tuition fees simply adds salt to the wound.
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