"One woman is holding a home-made placard calling for "rich parents for all".
EDIT: When are the beers ?
Or indeed to a change in payroll deductions after graduation that increases marginal deductions at a point slightly short of the median wage.
A lot of bleating in the press/on the internet about these students being "selfish". Which is odd as it's not going to affect them - they can't up fees of someone already on a course. Also the Mail's take on "outside agitators" - well isn't everbody they've arrested so far actually a student?
You can't inspire people with facts- Small Gods
But to say "we wont have a graduate tax, you'll just have to pay a portion of your income for 30 years" well ... isn't that the same thing? Of course those who can pay it off straight away pay far less.
As to the actual protests, well it gets them out in the open air. The people who should really be protesting though is those with 17/18 year old kids. Like me.You can't inspire people with facts- Small Gods
Some demonstrators are so cold they've been lighting fires to keep warm, using their placards for fuel.
Not really the weather for a good riot.