I was impressed by the arguments supported by the long list of university lecturers against the raising of student fees. (Post, December 7).
I do not wish to rehearse the debate except to say that no doubt, the very poorest among us will be looked after.
Sadly, it is the middle income working families who will be hardest hit, that is, the vast majority. Their children will be leaving university burdened by debts of up to £50,000 or more which, together with the added accumulating interest, they will never be able to pay off.
I voted Lib Dem in the last election precisely because of their opposition to student fees. A promise is a promise. As a result I got a Conservative MP and a yes Conservative government which is using and exploiting the Lib Dems.
What angers me most is the curious example set by Lib Dem MP John Hemming, of Yardley.
At first, inclined to support the students, he allegedly changed his mind when they occupied his office. He voted against the students for trebling of their fees. In other words his vote expressed personal anger and not reason.
As I see it, personal prejudice overcame sound thinking. Is that really how we should be represented? No, I have lost faith in the Lib Dems, sadly. Theresa May once said of the Conservatives, we are looked upon as the “nasty party”. I think that they are.
The Lib Dems should remember that when you sup with the devil, you need a long spoon.