1) Education needs to be paid for. Either those who are about to join the middle classes pay for it - or those who don't get to University will have to pay. This point is almost never put to the self righteous left wing talking heads.
2) Anyone who aspires to go to University should be capable of understanding there is no risk to paying these fees with the special government loans. If your education doesn't lead to economic success you don't pay ! That's not putting off the poor - just the stupid. ( Indeed its perhaps a bad deal for the tax payer - but there you have it. )
But of course the real underlying truth is none of this is about students or education - it is about the great left wing fantasy of protesting ( an end in itself ) and politicising a generation who are just gullible enough to think whatever they are told to think and never to question.
Indeed a major criticism of the current education system must be what sort of robots are we turning out who can't get their heads around the basic facts and arguments ?
Now I know there are side issues on how those in Labour special Celtic heart lands don't have to pay for things, but get English taxpayers to allow them to free-load. But that is a separate issue.
Its time the NUS was seen for the narrow bigoted partisan Left wing training institution that it is. And perhaps time to attack it funding and the way it conscripts students. It may also be time to separate political activity in student unions from social, welfare and sports activities.
Michael Gove has shown the way - time to drain the left wing swamp that produces such moronic arguments to deceive people with.