Matthew d'Ancona's op-ed piece in tomorrow's Sunday Telegraph carries the headline "The graduate tax is a Tory idea whose time has come." Now I have to admit to not having paid much attention to this 'Graduate Tax' malarkey, however, a few points:
1. Who is it that dumbed-down educational standards to the extent that not a lot of work was required to get a GCSE?
2. Who is it that pushed students to go to university and get degrees - in useless subjects like 'Meeja Studies'?
3. Who is it, that having created a problem, decides the only way in which to solve it is (a) tax it; (b) appoint a 'Commission' to investigate the problem; or (c) appoint some 'expert' from the private sector to sort it out?
Now I remember - those