Only in America do people retire with educational debt, A. Nonymous. You’re literally enslaved the minute you graduate.

In contrast, I had a free education save for nominal registration fees so thank you, France; thank you, Belgium; thank you, Germany; thank you, Britain!

Unfortunately, when Tony Blair came along, he immediately slapped enormous tuition fees onto everything. It was a very personal take on Labour values but oddly indicative of the shape of things to come and the man’s character.

Since then, he’s gone down in history as the only former British PM who used connections made when in office to line up his pockets, but I digress again...

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