The English have been victims of institutional discrimination at the hands of the British establishment for years – elderly people have to go half blind before they can be treated for ARMD, cancer victims are refused life saving medication because there’s not enough of our money left to pay for it after it’s been “redistributed”, the price of prescriptions goes up in England every year but nobody in Scotland, Wales or NI pay for theirs – but just once in a while something so blatantly wrong comes along to remind us that discriminating against the English is an integral part of the British psyche.
The British government first imposed university tuition fees on the English in 2003 thanks to the votes of British MPs elected in Scotland despite the tuition fees bill not applying to Scotland. The British voted again last year to increase tuition fees in England to a maximum of £9k a year. A university education is free in Scotland, costs a maximum of £6k in Northern Ireland and £3k in Wales. Students from EU countries have to get the same treatment as residents of the country they’re studying in unless that EU country is England when they’ll have to pay up to £9k a year, just like they would if they studied in England.
This is all old news of course: this particular piece of racial discrimination has been going on for almost a decade now. What is new is that Oxford University wants to recruit more Scottish students and is offering bungs of up to £22k to encourage Scottish people to come down and study there. There is no financial incentive for English people to study there, just £9k a year in tuition fees.
How did we end up with a society where discriminating against English people isn’t just tolerated but actively encouraged?