Tuition fees architect calls for their scrapping

Tuition fees have become so "politically diseased" they should be scrapped, says one of the politicians who designed them, writes Caroline Mortimer for the Independent.

Lord Andrew Adonis, a former adviser to Tony Blair who later served as education minister, has attacked the student finance system, accusing the government of running a Ponzi scheme which leaves students in England with debts of more than £50,000 (US$65,000).

In an article for the Guardian, the peer said: “In my view, fees have now become so politically diseased, they should be abolished entirely.” Although he took “responsibility” for the structure of the student loan system set up in 2004, he said it had now been distorted by the greed of successive governments and university vice-chancellors.
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