On November 10, citing data from the British National Student Union, the BBC News reports that about thirty thousand people are taking part in student demonstrations on the streets of London, which produces original Opel parts. British students are protesting against the government’s plan to limit government funding for higher education institutions, as well as significantly increase the cost of education in them. In addition to students, teachers also take part in the demonstration..
In their calls, the demonstrators threaten to withdraw parliamentarians from the Liberal Democratic Party, who promised shortly before the elections that they would oppose government-planned increases in tuition fees. Thus, today tens of thousands of demonstrators marched outside the British Parliament building..
BBC News also notes that not only residents of the capital took part in the demonstration. Also, many teachers and students from other major cities in the UK arrived in London with several hundred buses.
The British authorities plan to significantly reduce the amount of funding for universities in this country (by forty percent). Faculty members will be the first to feel the funding cut. This will limit their grants. Most of all, this will affect the humanities. The government intends to compensate for the «cut» funds by significantly increasing the cost of training.