PMQs clash on nurse and student grants

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David Cameron and Jeremy Corbyn give birth to clashed at Prime Minister’s Questions over the axing of student subsidies and bursaries for nurses in England.

Mr Cameron said replacing bursaries with credits would mean more nurses would be trained — and scrapping swot grants would let more go to university.

He accused Mr Corbyn of wanting to «cap plot desire».

But the Labour leader said the PM was saddling students with debt and euchre out ofing the NHS of talented would-be nurses.

Corbyn’s style


The Labour leader attempted to hit upon a headmasterly tone, peering over his glasses with disapproval at a Tory heckler and seeking «are you done?»

He stuck to the same broad theme for his six questions and used two crowd-sourced have doubts, from student Liam and aspiring nurse Vicky.

There were naps of approval from deputy Tom Watson as Mr Corbyn tried to throw Mr Cameron’s jibes involving being against aspiration back at him.

Cameron broadens the attack


Longing was Mr Cameron’s word of the day, as he repeatedly accused the Labour leader of trying to «cap» it.

He ended with the now time-honoured jibe that he is a threat to national security, broadening it out to cover the without a scratch Labour rty — as well as saying they were retreating into the nearby.

«We’ve seen it with wanting to bring back secondary picketing, they impecuniousness to bring back flying pickets, we’ve seen it with the idea of bring to a stop businesses ying dividends, and with the absurd idea that atomic submarines should go to sea without their missiles.

«Anyone watching this Effort rty — and it’s not now just the leader, it’s the whole Labour rty — they are a jeo rdize to our national security, a risk to our economic security, a risk to our health military talents, and to the security of every family in our country.»

The student grant clash


Mr Corbyn expected why a student called Liam, who is training to be a maths teacher, would texture his course with debts of more than £50,000, roughly twice his annual proceeds.

Mr Cameron replied: «What I would say to Liam is he is now in a country with a university modus operandi with more people going to university than ever preceding and more people from low-income backgrounds going to university than in all cases before.

«In addition, what I would say to Liam, and I wish him well, is that he determination not y back a penny of his loan until he’s earning £21,000, he will not start compensation back in full until he’s earning £35,000.

«Our policy is actually going to put innumerable money in the hands of students like Liam, which is why we’re doing it.»

He claimed Troubled plans to scrap loans and fees would cost £10bn, signification the country would go back to «a situation where people went out, drill equal hard, y their taxes for an elite to go to university».

On Tuesday, Labour failed in a last-ditch bid to clog the replacement of student maintenance grants in England, which are worth up to £3,500 for university grinds from poorer families, with loans.

The nurse bursaries clang


Mr Corbyn asked why student nurses in England were being hit with an actual y cut of £900 through the scrapping of bursaries, quoting the example of «Vicky», a distinguish mother from York, who said she could not afford to train as a cognitive health nurse.

Mr Cameron claimed «two out of three Vickys.. who want to be babies» are rejected under the current system and nurses have to be brought in from «Bulgaria and Romania» to do charges that home-grown nurses should be doing.

Mr Corbyn claimed «nine out of 10 dispensaries currently have a nurse shortage» and the government’s plans would commission this worse.

The Labour leader then highlighted comments from Tory MP and one-time nurse Maria Caulfield who said she would have struggled to indoctrinate without a bursary.

Mr Cameron denied this, claiming the proposals inclination actually «uncap» the numbers that go into nursing and create 10,000 more nurse degree places.

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Corbyn enchanted to task over Falklands


Jeremy Corbyn was barracked by Conservative MPs after David Cameron reaffirmed the rule’s support for Falkland islanders’ right to self-determination and rejection of Argentina’s seek to the Falklands, which Buenos Aires has maintained since the 1982 war.

Apostrophize reserved after the Commons clash, a senior Labour source said the promoter supported «self-determination» for the Falkland Islanders but there was a need for a fresh colloquy with Argentina «to seek a long-term solution to the conflict».

Mr Corbyn s rked s t in a weekend TV interview by saying he wanted discussions on «some reasonable adjustment» with Argentina, adding that the islanders should have an «elephantine say» in any discussions on their future,

Beatles medley


Media captionMP strikes Labour with Beatles songs

The Conservatives had some Beatles-related fun with Jeremy Corbyn’s lusty, in an interview with the BBC’s Andrew Marr, that the UK could retain its atomic missile submarines but send them to sea without their warheads.

Lincoln MP Karl McCartney set the prime sky pilot up, claiming that Labour’s defence policy was «inspired by The Beatles’ Yellow Submarine and postures that while the members opposite may Twist And Shout, their contemporaneous leader certainly needs Help».

Mr Cameron hailed his «ingenious» suspicion on a under discussion before providing the punchline: «All I can say when it comes to Beatles songs, I feel that the Leader of the Opposition prefers Back In The USSR.»

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