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EMA cuts: doors close on our future
Jordan Nichols, Southampton
Without EMA payments I would not be able to go to college. I go to college so I can get a good job and have a better life.
It seems every time a working class teenager follows the government's advice to go on to further education, the government finds more ways to close doors in their faces. EMA was a lifeline to young people who would otherwise be unable to go on to college.
I think what Cameron and Clegg want is for society to go back to the 1930s when education was a privilege of the upper classes.
It's made even worse when they're closing youth services, cutting jobs and destroying our welfare state and NHS.
On Sunday 11 September, many young people and students joined the NSSN lobby of the TUC showing that there are plenty of supporters of working class struggle in the younger generation.
In The Socialist 14 September 2011:
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Socialist Party youth and students
Stop attacks on pensions
Socialist Party workplace news
International socialist news and analysis
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