‘Writing off student debt’ – maybe the Corbynistas are right about the MSM’s fake news


I’ve never been a big fan of attacks on the ‘mainstream media’ (MSM), which have often come from Corbybistas upset that the media have reported exactly what he said or did. But sometimes they have a really good point, and this week’s manufactured hoo-ha over tuition fees is a case in point.

The accusation, spread across the print, online and broadcast media, is that Labour have ‘backtracked’ on an election ‘pledge’ to ‘write off’ all student debt ever incurred. This is, quite simply, a lie. REAL fake news.

Let’s start with what Corbyn actually said during the election campaign in an interview with the NME: “there is a block of those that currently have a massive debt, and I’m looking at ways we could reduce that, ameliorate that, lengthen the period of paying it off, or some other means of reducing the debt burden. I don’t have the simple answer…

View original post 380 more words

This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s