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From The Socialist newspaper, 18 October 2017
What we saw
Amelia Bartrip's outstanding student loan statement - on an initial amount of £6,000 (Click to enlarge)
Depressing yearly student loan statement - paid off £106 this year, but after interest total amount owed only gone down by £25.
Got the loan in 2001 for about £6,000. As you can see, after eleven years of almost continuous full-time work, I've not made a dent - as now owe more than that!
For my loan you only start paying it off when you earn over £18,000. So in my current job I won't be paying off any at all as I won't earn enough.
Many people will never pay back these loans. Scrap tuition fees and cancel student debts.
Amelia Bartrip, Waltham Forest Socialist Party
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In The Socialist 18 October 2017:
What we think
Tories torn - bin them now
Socialist Party news and analysis
Schools "can't go any further" - stop the cuts: set deficit budgets now
Young people being strangled by debts
Tories scrap the NHS pay cap: now fight for real-terms pay rises!
Obesity epidemic: end food market anarchy
What we saw
Socialist Party workplace news
Royal Mail bosses block strike - back postal workers
PCS ballots members on the pay cap
Nationalise to save jobs at BAE Systems
Striking back against sackers' charter at Leeds Uni
North London hospital workers fight cuts and job losses
Unite local government sector plans strike ballot
Salford Unison condemns pay cuts
October revolution 1917
Russia, October 1917: When workers took power
October 1917 reviews: 'More bright than any heaven'
October 1917 centenary pull-out and poster
Socialist Party reports and campaigns
No cuts - hands off King George A&E!
Can you donate to the Socialism 2017 appeal?
Uprising to save the NHS!
Hundreds turn out for rally aimed at removing west Wales Tory MP
Sheffield Labour council threatens peaceful protesters with prison
Socialist Students 'welcome' Hillary Clinton to Swansea
International socialist news and analysis
Campaign against political repression in Hong Kong
Socialist Party comments and reviews
Powerful picture of the Port Talbot steel workers' struggle
Conference on state spies: who's watching who?
'Dazzling' Bad Art show points to socialist future
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