Diane Abbott has already her fair share of criticism over racist remarks.
But now it is her stance on free education that is taking a battering from her own actions. Ms Abbott said about the rise in tuition fees to £9,000 "I believe that the introduction in this way of a crude market mechanism into higher education is wrong” and that it did not accommodate “equality and fairness". She also voted against Tony Blair's tuition fee introduction way back in 2004. Yet she has charged an extortionate fee of £1,750 for a 50 minute speech at Birmingham University costing students money. Most Politicians actually don't charge to speak at universities.
Abbott: I'm against charging for education, unless I get the money.
Give back the money Diane.
So what can you do to send a message to Diane Abbott that what she is doing is hypocritical and wrong. Well there is a petition afoot which I suggest you sign for Diane Abbott to 'apologise to students and pay back £1,750 to the University of Birmingham'. You can sign the petition here.