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26 July 2017
Jeremy Corbyn's election pledge to abolish tuition fees was one of the most attractive and popular offers in Labour's manifesto.
His hint that he might also support writing off existing student debt was also warmly received.
26 July 2017
Young people in the UK have faced brutal attacks from successive governments on our living standards and our futures.
28 June 2017
After an investigation of six years, and over nine years following the events concerned, the Serious Fraud Office has finally decided to bring charges against Barclays bankers
21 June 2017
Trade unions must lead fightback: 1% of the population owns 14% of the UK's wealth
31 May 2017
The average family will be around £15,000 in debt by 2020, says the TUC. A Corbyn-led government would be an important step forward
19 April 2017
Millions of students and former students will be affected by an increase in interest rates on their student loans
12 April 2017
Schools are under the greatest threat for more than a generation and an equally powerful response is needed. In the next couple of months, the scale of the cuts will be evident
5 April 2017
Talk of Britain 'going to war' with Spain, EU politicians telling each other not to 'lose their cool' - can all seem surreal. The chaos shows that there is no cohesive approach to Brexit within the British or European ruling classes
15 March 2017
The Socialist Party's national congress 2017 took was attended by delegates and visitors from Socialist Party branches all over England and Wales, as well as international guests
22 February 2017
The Tories are once again trying to privatise student debt.
15 February 2017
Twenty-four times as much money is looted from poor countries in the global south than is sent in aid
16 November 2016
The average adult in the UK is now a whopping £30,000 in debt. This is 113% of the average annual income. The total household debt in the UK has rocketed to over £1.5 trillion.
9 November 2016
The decision of the High Court that the government must allow Parliament a say in the issue of Brexit is a bombshell with wide, and perhaps even unforeseen, effects. It could lead to a general election next year which in turn will widen even further the endemic splits within the Tory Party. As shown by the resignation of Tory MP Stephen Phillips over the government's handling of Brexit and of Zac Goldsmith over the third runway at Heathrow, these splits are already of Grand Canyon proportions!
26 October 2016
Fight for publicly run schooling: The new Tory government under Theresa May will continue converting state schools to 'academy' status and setting up new 'free schools'.
5 October 2016
How much is in your savings account? According to a new report published by the under-threat Money Advice Service, 44% of UK workers have savings of less than £100.
28 September 2016
Student members of Socialist Alternative, the Socialist Party's co-thinkers in the United States, have officially launched Socialist Students, a nationwide initiative to help build a socialist movement in schools and on campuses across the country. Elan Axelbank, a student in New Jersey and member of Socialist Alternative, explains why.
21 September 2016
Raising tuition fees, creation of for-profit universities, as well as the widely criticised teaching excellence framework, are all part of making higher education part of the marketplace.
31 August 2016
As the new academic term begins, students at schools, college and universities around the country face a year of important struggles. Here two young people comment on some of the difficulties facing working class students.
31 August 2016
1.6 million low-income families in 'extreme problem debt' - debt so crippling that it takes 40% of their total household income. Another 3.2 million households, that's one in eight, are struggling to manage their debt repayments, taking up 25% of income.
27 July 2016
The Tories want universities that meet their backbreaking 'teaching excellence framework' targets to be allowed to increase the cost of their courses with inflation. Universities including Manchester have already announced their fees will rise to £9,250 in 2017, before parliament has even considered the measure.
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