so my second favourite loony running the asylum is at it again...



Claire Perry MP asked the following question to the Prime Minister in the HOP ;

"Britain’s universities lead the world in teaching science and engineering, yet we have an annual shortfall of 60,000 graduates, and nine out of 10 postgraduate students in those subjects are from overseas. What more can we do to plug that critical skills gap?"
http://www.theyworkforyou.com/debates/?id=2013-01-09a.304.7&s=speaker%3A24915#g312.2

Is this the same Claire Perry who voted for tuition fees?

"Claire Perry MP, Devizes voted to approve raising the tuition fee cap to £6,000 per year for courses for which there are no plans in place to promote access and student finance information."

http://www.publicwhip.org.uk/division.php?date=2010-12-09&number=151&mpn=Claire_Perry&mpc=Devizes&house=commons

Yes, I think it is....

Is this the same Claire Perry who voted to raise the tuition fees to 9000GBP;

"Claire Perry MP, Devizes voted to raise the UK's undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year."

http://www.publicwhip.org.uk/division.php?date=2010-12-09&number=150&mpn=Claire_Perry&mpc=Devizes&house=commons

yes, again. I think it is.

(I didn't put much research into this post, and so Claire Perry might have a good explanation for why she is publicly lamenting a circumstance which her own actions contributed to. But I don't think you can have it both ways)