Labour student bribe on Monday?

The ODT’s front page story  says the government is putting $12.5m into the country’s first design institute which is to be established in Dunedin.

It also suggests Labour will offer another student bribe:

Miss Clark is scheduled to be in the city on Monday visiting the University of Otago, where she is expected to make a “significant” announcement about student funding.

. . . Students are expecting some help with either a universal student allowance or some adjustment to tertiary fees and the Otago University Students’ Association is tipping a packed common room of up to 500 students when Miss Clark speaks there on Monday.

The announcement of interest-free student loans trumped National on the eve of the last election.

The state of the nation’s books ought to preclude such tax-payer funded largesse this time, but the need to be responsible hasn’t stopped them before.

4 Responses to Labour student bribe on Monday?

  1. pmofnz says:

    I guess the brylcreem boys over at the Junior Service are on standby to deliver her indoors in a timely fashion. What’s the weather forecast?

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  2. Inventory2 says:

    So how are they going to manage that HP? Will they cut services to fund it, or are they going to borrow? After all, the cupboard is bare …

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  3. homepaddock says:

    I2 – the cupboard is bare for anything Naitonal might do to improve the economy but there’s still plenty there for Labour’s election bribes.

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  4. Inventory2 says:

    HP – you and your readers might find this enlightening:

    http://keepingstock.blogspot.com/2008/10/oh-dear-oh-dear-oh-dear.html

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