This is not strictly about biodiversity, but most certainly it shows how other voices are now being heard in our world. Thank goodness! In Britain university tuition used to be free, and a few decades ago students could even get living allowances while studying too. As the greedier governments came into power, so they forced university students to pay fees: thereby once again segregating the ‘haves’ from the ‘have-nots’; regardless of academic ability. In 2010 the Liberal Democrats went into coalition with the Conservatives at Westminster: they reneged on their manifesto pledge not to support tuition fee increases. The Tory-LibDem coalition increased fees up to ?9000 per annum. LibDem support nationally is now less than 5% of the voters. In other words they sold their soul for a taste of power!
As the article points out: Britain could easily afford fee-free university education for all those interested. The cost? Scrapping nuclear Weapons of Mass Destruction. So what is the issue with this? The Westminster government believes having Trident makes it important, and crucially gives it a permanent seat on the UN Security Council … a throwback to the end of WW2. But do we need WMD? Simple answer is NO. More to the point is that London dumps these things near to Glasgow ~ Scotland’s largest city. Scotland & Wales don’t want them at all; probably the majority of people in England don’t want them either. Personally I’d rather have free education for all: a well-educated population is exactly what our Planet Earth needs right now. 🙂