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Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Student fees and frisking

Hello, todays June 15th and if you live in Australia, Asia, Africa, S America and specific places in southern Europe you can look out your window and see a total lunar eclipse. If you cant like me you can watch live as events unfold at http://www.youtube.com/google

CAPTION THIS:


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-13784172
The government have modified the police's ability to use stop and search techniques to 'frisk' people without grounds for suspicion after it has been ruled to be illegal and in breach of human rights. New procedure requires authorization from the home secretary which would only occur if there was sufficient evidence that an act of terrorism could occur.

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Arbitrary stop-and-search powers allow the state to confront an individual in the street, without cause, and demand their papers - it's wrong”
Daniel HamiltonDirector of the Big Brother Watch

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-politics-13780270The plans for Welsh universities to follow suite and charge students tuition fees of up to £9,000 a year have been rejected. Unlike those in England, Welsh students will not have to pay the fees for the same quality education as others in recent years before them had. It has been determined that the 'Higher Education Funding Council for Wales' will solely be responsible for approving any plans for increase over the current £4,000 a year cap by an individual university basis.

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We made a commitment in our manifesto... to ensure that Welsh students would not pay higher fees wherever they study, and that is a commitment for the life of this assembly”
Leighton AndrewsEducation Minister




13 comments:

  1. I think it's a violation!
    +Followed!

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  2. As you can see, Susan's operation was a complete success!

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  3. Sucks I don't live in any of those places because I really want to see the lunar eclipse!

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  4. Yay finally human rights are utilized again, hell it's about time

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  5. Woah wales uni is still only 4k?! Damn that gonna be a popular choice for uni students next year xD

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  6. That's great news about the universities. It's not fair to penalize students for the failings of international bankers. Stop and search powers, Awesome. Arizona U.S. has the same problem now where police can stop and search people on suspicion of illegal residency.

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  7. Well done to the welsh. Does that go for anyone going to a welsh uni?

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  8. "yea it was me....i farted.....*giggles*"

    and I watched it on some random blogtv channel, couldn't see it over here in America :(

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  9. Good for those Welsh unis. And the stop and search thing ended right.

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  10. Man some of the police over here are truely dicks.

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