Gordon Brown has broken the contract he made when he arrived in No 10 that promised easier access to university: Blair\’s promise of 50% graduates by 2010 could have been achieved this year. Instead Brown\’s short-lived Department of Innovation, Universities and Skills bungled its costings. I can get no costing for the rise and fall of DIUS, disbanded after just two years, but that fiasco would have paid for a good many college places and apprenticeships.
One thing is certain: the young are not to blame but they are taking the hardest hit for the financiers\’ folly.
Government fucks up and it\’s the financiers that Polly blames.