I met three bright young men this morning, two representing students at Bucks New University and one representing FE students at Amersham and Wycombe College. Our conversations covered tuition fees, Education Maintenance Allowance, social mobility, life chances, career prospects and related subjects. It was a real pleasure to have thoughtful, measured and insightful conversations about these difficult and sensitive subjects on this controversial day.
I thought all three young men were inspiring.
However, stepping out of the tuition fees debate for a meeting, I turned on the news. The first thing on screen was a report of missiles being thrown at police, right outside Parliament. I understand officers have been injured.
It’s a real pity some are spoiling these protests. I took this short video of Parliament Square: note the fires and communist flags:
David Willetts is just wrapping up – here comes the division…