They say a weeks a long time in politics, so it is no surprise the utter hypocrisy of Labour of over tuition fees, today Ed Milliband has developed a new policy on education, forgetting that his own party and his colleagues not only introduced them but continued to back student loans until the coalition government, when it naturally became the blunt instrument by which to attack the coalition.
In 1997 "Our preferred solution secures equity, access, quality and accountability," said Mr Blunkett. It would produce a university system that was "fair, good for students, good for parents, good for the universities, good for business and good for Britain". Reference
Back in 1997, Labour could get away with a lot after the crazy years of Thatcher destroying the countries manufacturing base and then the Major years when conservatives chose self destruction, so screwing potential students for a grand a year was nothing.
Interestingly Labour hasn't always had the easy ride it's now experiencing, I found this summation of its problems when having introduced fees they then decided to tripled the charge to students a bit like todays controversy however for Labour time is a great healer as the forget their past to stir up things up a bit.
Labour and Ed Milliband must think we are all stupid and we probably are. Labours militants for now are doing well, in manipulating students, who if nothing else, ought at least learn the lessons of history still that would be to much to expect, and just think these will be tomorrows leaders just like Milliband, Cameron and Clegg.