Tuesday, 12 October 2010

CONDEMNED


After tonight’s headlines to the effect that student tuition fees could rise to £7,000 per annum, I wonder how many students regret that day in May when they cast their vote in favour of the Liberal Democrats. Weren’t they promising to abolish tuition fees altogether? Funny how once in power policies can change. It’s what’s commonly known as betrayal and somehow we accept that it’s what politicians do.

The closer to home however that trust is betrayed, the less accepting we are of it and the greater the emotional effect upon us. Friends and work colleagues stab us in the back and misery ensues. When spouses or partners leave to set up home with another person, emotions run riot. As William Congreve wrote: “Hell has no rage like love to hatred turned. Nor hell a fury like a woman scorned.”

Just like the about-turn on university tuition fees, the ones who suffer are the next generation; those who were too young to cast a vote at the ballot-box or have a say when their parents broke up in anger and torment. They are the ones who will pay the price and, if the government implements this recommendation as appears likely, the ones who have been ConDemned.

4 comments:

katia said...

I have two children in college and understand well, also my husband is in China as a superintendent of schools, and decided to move on with his life whitout me. I hope you thing will go my way...!!!

katia said...

Ciao, I meant..I hope ONE thing will go my way( prefer the college for the kids!!!!)...

Michael C. Craven said...

Interesting blog....the cost of state universities in Illinois have skyrocketed. No longer is the disparity between public and private institutions as the great incentive to keep your kids attending your State universities. It is now wise to shop institutions since many offer out of state scholarships here in the US.
Michael C. Craven, Divorce Lawyer, Chicago.
http://www.divorcelawyerschicago.org

Tulsa Divorce Attorney said...

It sounds like the liberal democrats cheated on their constituents.