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Putting The Student Debt “Lie” In Context

Over the past week the Tories have been hammering Labour for their apparent U-turn on student debt. Whilst we are all about making sure politicians are held to account over misleading statements and rhetoric, the “outrage” over the decision seems to be coming exclusively from the media and Conservative HQ, not from Labour…

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Fact Check: John McDonnell Is Not Back Tracking On Student Debt

John McDonnell has been accused of back-tracking on Labour’s position on wiping existing student debt following an interview on the Andrew Marr show. McDonnell acknowledged that the bill could be up to £100 billion – a report last month found that student debt had rocketed to £100.5 billion – and stated that, “What we’ll…

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