23 November 2010
Jenny Jones, Green Party member of the London Assembly, and Sam Coates, co-chair of the Young Greens, today issued a joint statement, calling for a forceful but peaceful escalation of the protest against the government's "socially destructive" plans to increase tuition fees.
Sam Coates and Jenny Jones write:
"A whole generation of young people are having their futures torn up in front of their eyes as policies they explicitly voted against are put into effect with the support of a party many of them voted for."
They note that university fees in the UK are already among the most expensive in Europe, and if trebled to £9000 will be the most expensive in the world.
Under these circumstances, Jenny Jones and Sam Coates say that disillusionment and outrage at education cuts and fee increases are "unsurprising".
"Democracy has failed young people and many of them are increasingly desperate which is why direct action has been and will continue to be a key tactic in the fight for their futures."
Jenny Jones and Sam Coates end by calling for students and teachers to support the National Day of Action called for tomorrow (24 November 2010) by the National Campaign Against Fees and Cuts (NCAFC).
Click here to read the statement in full.
For more information on the actions occurring tomorrow, see the NCAFC website at http://anticuts.com/