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Student slams Chief Minister for bullying

Sat, 23 Feb 2013

Students had protested on the matter outside Tynwald
Students had protested on the matter outside Tynwald

The spokesperson for the 'Student Organisation Against Fees’ group has accused the Chief Minister of undermining and bullying members during the debate that preceded Thursday’s tuition fee vote.

Tynwald members voted in favour of the proposals, which will see students contributing £2,500 per year from 2014.

A number of members who opposed the move spoke out prior to the vote, highlighting that many MHKs were about to go back on promises made in their manifestos.

Sixth form student Chris Owen says he felt those on the side of the students were being undermined by their peers:

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