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The ex-Prime Minister was slammed by phone-in-caller Rebecca who criticised Mr Blair for making Brits pay for university programs. Before Mr Blair university programs had been free, however now college students pay up to £9,000 a year. Caller Rebecca defined that there was a scarcity of choices and pathways for younger individuals who don’t want to attend university. Caller Rebecca additionally defined how many individuals she went to college with felt compelled by academics to go down the university route to get hold of a level.

Mr Vine stated: “I was about to say to Owen that newspaper columnist is actually like child chimney sweeps a defunct profession.

“You’re going to inform me it is not, proper?”

Caller Rebbeca told Jemery Vine: “Well I’m truly on the alternative facet of this one, so I feel it is actually wealthy of Blair to say to somebody who more than likely did not have to pay for his diploma.

“Telling people, you need to go to university now when he brought the fees in for it.

“I’m not saying that university is not good for lots of people, however some individuals are not made for university.

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Caller Rebecca added: “When I was at school, everyone was banging on, all the teachers like you have to go! You have to go, and some people were getting upset.

“It’s not one thing they need to do however they had been getting screamed at by academics like that is what they’d to do.”

Journalist and political commentator, Owen Jones followed up with his comments about Mr Blair’s statement on Jeremy Vine.

Mr Jones said: “I feel university is a social good, it’s good for the scholars and it is good for society and I feel there’s a complete vary of various levels that I’m not going to be snobby about which do a fantastic job in creating well-rounded people.

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Mr Jones added: “Look, I don’t like Tony Blair and his awful interventions, I wish he’d just shut up.

“But I feel on this specific case, I’m sympathetic as a result of the actual fact is sort of all middle-class youngsters go to university.”

Many young people in the UK have concerns about the repayment of student loans and job prospects after studying for degrees.

Due to the increased costs of gaining a degree, many have suggested other options such as more apprenticeships and paid schemes should become available.

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Due to the increased costs of living in the UK, along with an increase in National Insurance, many students will be hit hard financially.

Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak has been slammed for the changes.

The president of the National Union of Students, Larissa Kennedy, explained how Mr Sunaks Spring statement was a “disgrace”.

“Students are paying hundreds of pounds extra in energy bills, relying on food banks thanks to soaring inflation, and being forced to choose between heating and eating,” she said.

“Instead of addressing these issues, today’s announcements saw the Government say that they will be taking an extra £35bn from graduates thanks to their student loan changes over the next five years.”

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