A headache for Philip Hammond, a boon for John McDonnell.
The theme of Labour’s conference has essentially been a stick for the rich and a carrot for everyone else.
In theory, Theresa May is right to try to match Labour’s policy. But could it work?
The Department of Education lost Justine Greening and Jo Johnson, both of whom believe that the existing fees system is effective and progressive.
The Office For Students might not succeed in doing anything other than getting good headlines for Jo Johnson.
Even if there were a real problem with “Generation Snowflake”, this so-called solution won't work.
A work in progress.
The Tory obsession with the 18-24s is leading them to neglect their problem with 24 to 55-year-olds.
The big problem is that the government thinks immigration has been bad for Britain, not that it has been overestimating the scale of it.
The electoral pool they are fishing in is shallow – perhaps even non-existent.
The policy case for Labour scrapping them is thin. But the political case for abandoning the pledge to remove fees is thinner still.