David Cameron, Budget-Cutter?

by Andrew Stuttaford

The riots in London last week were triggered by the Conservative-led coalition government’s decision to permit much higher university tuition charges.

 

Another example of bold,  budget-cutting David Cameron at work?

 

Well, writing in the Sunday Telegraph, Christopher Booker gives a little perspective:

 

In the short term, the Government’s own projection as to how much it will save is that the funding of university tuition will be cut by £2.9 billion by 2014. As it happens, £2.9 billion is the sum ring-fenced, by the same public spending review, to be given to developing countries to help them fight global warming with windmills and solar panels.

 

 Ah.

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