Sir Keir Starmer U-turns AGAIN as he confirms Labour will no longer abolish university fees | The Sun
SIR KEIR Starmer flip flopped AGAIN today as he announced his party no longer backs abolishing university tuition fees.
In yet another astonishing u-turn, the Labour leader admitted he's preparing to "move on" from the policy.
In 2020 as part of his campaign to be opposition chief, Sir Keir vowed to "support the abolition of tuition fees and invest in lifelong learning".
It was the Labour leader's second of ten major policy pledges.
But today Sir Keir told BBC Radio 4: "We are likely to move on from that commitment because we do find ourselves in a different financial situation."
He added: "We are looking at options for how we fund these fees. The current system is unfair, it doesn't really work for students, doesn't work for universities."
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Tuition fees were introduced under Sir Tony Blair's Labour government.
They were then tripled under David Cameron's Conservative-Lib Dem coalition, triggering an uproar from younger generations.
In England attending university can cost up to £9,250 per year.
That cap drops to £9,000 in Wales and £4,630 in Northern Ireland.
In Scotland most Scottish students can study.
Sir Keir Starmer has been slammed by ministers and Tory MPs for often backtracking on promises.
In February the Labour leader said he agreed with the High Court's decision to ban terrorist sympathiser and ISIS bride Shamima Begum from re-entering the UK.
But in 2019 he advocated for her return.
Sir Keir previously described his disgraced predecessor Jeremy Corbyn as a "friend".
But this year he banned the far-left politician from standing as a Labour MP at the next election.
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And In 2018 Sir Keir passionately advocated for a second Brexit referendum.
But he's now u-turned on overturning the democratic mandate and conceded he'll make Brexit work.
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