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Apologise to students and pay back £1,750 to the University of Birmingham

Charging students £1,750 for a 50 minute university speech is a gross insult to all British students. This could have paid for half a year's tuition at the time, which calls into question her opposition to the raising of tuition fees.

As founder and President of a University of Birmingham society I have hosted numerous politicians and other high-profile guests and none have asked for a single penny in return.

Diane Abbott is correct when she says that "There are thousands of young people every year who cannot afford their university fees". It is time, however, for her to put her money where her mouth is and repay the money she wrongfully took from hard-pressed students. More details on this can be found in an article on Trending Central, an online current affairs magazine.

We the undersigned hereby call on Diane Abbott to repay £1,750 to the University of Birmingham to be put to use for educational purposes within the university.

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  • M.P. for Hackney North and Stoke Newington
    Diane Abbott M.P.
  • M.P. for Hackney North and Stoke Newington
    Diane Abbott M.P.
  • M.P. for Hackney North and Stoke Newington
    Diane Abbott M.P.


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