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Posted on 14 October 2010 at 16:25 GMT

Leeds university protest following Browne Review

Around 70 students from Leeds university came out to protest following the announcement of the conclusions of the Browne Review.

Rob Harries, Leeds Socialists Students

The review proposes the 'cap' on tuition fees should be lifted and universities allowed free rein to charge students whatever fee they want.

This means future students will be paying off their student debt for the rest of their life.

Socialist Students, Leeds University Against Cuts and the general student Left were out in force to protest after Channel 4 news planned a special 'debate' on campus on the issue of tuition fees.

The 'debate' panel was unrepresentative of students' opinions, having been packed with parents, management and economists.

No representative of the Left or the anti-cuts movement in Leeds was asked to participate in the 'debate'.

However the noise of the protest could be heard in the studio and the news did broadcast a few protesters' opinions on the issue, including Socialist Party member Ian Pattison.

Ian appeared on Channel 4, saying that the Browne Review is "an attempt to make students and their families pay for an economic crisis not of their making".

Despite the protest being barred from entering our Students Union building and the panel on the debate being 'fixed', it was clear to the university and CH4 news that students don't support the Browne Review, will make their opposition heard and will fight back to stop a rise in fees and cuts in education.

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