The day after Prime Minister Theresa May’s calamitous-sounding call for a tuition fees review, Sam Chiverton , Labour Youth Officer and University of Winchester Student, tells us what it is like to be a young person in 2018’s Tory Britain. We need a Party in government which supports young people -
As a young person living in Britain, I fear for the country my generation is set to inherit. Tory austerity is destroying our NHS, putting enormous pressure on teachers, forcing our schools to take on more pupils than they can handle effectively and taking money out of the pockets of the poorest people in our society while reducing taxes for the biggest corporations and the richest individuals. Students, like myself, are crippling themselves with debt for the promise of a job they know may never come.
The government’s stance on Brexit negotiations is leaving us with an uncertain future, with seemingly little progress being made. Theresa May is systematically destroying this country and the lives of the people in it, knowing that it will be future generations left to clean up the mess she has made.
We can fight back though - Labour will end the government’s austerity cuts, save our NHS and protect the most vulnerable in our society. Labour will ensure that everyone is given the best possible start in life, with an education that gives young people the opportunities we need and allow us to pursue a further education that does not put us in tens of thousands of pounds worth of debt that we know we will never be able to pay off. Labour gives us hope that we will inherit a better, more equal Britain with a brighter future. Our generation does not have to be the first left worse off than our parents.