yomptepi wrote: The Modernist wrote: BEEF BEE 'E' wrote:
It's completely irresponsible of him to try and address the young, after all most of them don't even own property! Why can't he be like a normal politician and only address the middle aged well off?
I wouldn't call it addressing them. More like bribing them with promises he has no intention of keeping. Emily Thornberry concedes that it would cost well over £100 billion to cancel current University debt. Those poor gullible students have more chance of winning the lottery.
The debt will be cancelled by whoever is in power eventually as it isn't worth the bother of trying to collect it from people who are never going to earn the sort of money needed to repay it.
Obviously it would cost nothing to cancel university debt if some Tory twat hadn't sold it to a debt collection agency.
And if you are going to tell lies at least make the plausible, Corbyn never said he would look at cancelling existing debt he said he would stop charging fees from now on and look at the feasibility of wiping out the already accrued debt.
As the people he was addressing - students and former students - are more intelligent than you I am sure they understood what he meant even if the charitable explanation is that you didn't.