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Lib Dems will remove students from the official migration statistics. It is ridiculous to count students in the immigration totals, and then to campaign to reduce the numbers. This is a bizarre act of self harming, normally considered a sign of mental instability.
The Liberal Democrats currently have the support of 6-10% of the voting population, and their main policies include increasing spending on the NHS and education; reinstating housing benefit for young adults; and lowering the voting age to 16. David Walker seems interested in how this election will affect students, and many of the policies he discusses are invested in making higher education a financially viable option for all students. However, whilst the idea of scrapping tuition fees and re-instating maintenance grants are good ideas that will benefit numerous student, it will be interesting to see how the Liberal Democrats have budgeted for these initiatives.
Many people may have an issue with the Lib Dem proposal to make a U-turn on Brexit. Many students, including myself, voted to Remain in the Brexit referendum, and we were undoubtedly disappointed with the outcome, and the potential consequences this may have for Britain as a country. However, Britain had a democratic vote to decide whether or not Brexit should take place, and it is going against democracy to hold another vote, just because some of us were not happy with the way it panned out.