University Tuition Fees

Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament on 22nd March 2011.

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Photo of Michael Russell Michael Russell Scottish National Party

I would have thought that the member would welcome the renewed commitment that this Government has given to the strong Scottish tradition of free access to higher education—access on the basis of the ability to learn, not the ability to pay. The fact that he refuses to do so reveals his posturing on this issue. He is therefore quite unfit to pronounce on anything educational—or, indeed, anything else.