>Hide your fire extinguishers, there’s another NUS day of action coming up

>Shadow Education Secretary Andy Burnham has announced that Labour will hold an Opposition Day Debate opposing the scrapping of the Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA) on January 19th. NUS President Aaron Porter immediately announced that his organisation will be holding a day of action before the vote, to show their opposition to the Government’s proposed scrapping of the scheme, which provides poorer students with up to £30 a week, which is meant to spent on travelling to college, and buying resources such as books.

This comes against a backdrop of Edward Woodlard, the protestor who threw the fire extinguisher off Millbank Tower when ‘protesting’ against the tuition fees rise in November, being sentenced today. Woodlard, aged 18, has been sentenced to two years and eight months custodial sentence which he will begin in a young offenders institution. The NUS seem to not have commented on this though, despite the fact the incident happened on one of their rallys. 
Wonder what they call the demo this time?

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