|OPEN LETTER ISSUED BY WAG CANDIDATES:
Making a stand through direct action and occupation is not easy and we respect and support those students and campaigners who have done so in South Wales and across the UK.
Over the past 13 years students have been let down by Labour on education and tuition fees. Now, at the hands of the Con Dem Government, they face further, deep cuts and a sharp rise to tuition fees.
We, the Green Party in South Wales West and nationally, oppose the cuts to higher education and to public services. We firmly and strongly believe that the education system should be publicly funded and tuition fees scrapped.
The way out of recession is not with cuts, deregulation and privatisation but with investment, job creation and the more efficient use of natural resources.
We are proud to stand alongside those Welsh students and pupils who marched peacefully two weeks ago on the NUS/UCU demo in London, and who this week marched for their rights, and then undertook the occupation in Wales.
Good luck in your endeavours and in solidarity for a truly fair economy and just society.
Keith M Ross
Green Party Assembly Candidates