Socialist Worker


by Dan Meyer, King\'s College rent strike committee
Issue No. 1876

AROUND A third of the undergraduates at King's College, Cambridge University, are expected to withhold their rent. This is despite the scare tactics used by the head of the college (who stood as a Tory in the 1997 parliamentary elections) and the college bursar (who was a key figure in the privatisation of the railways).

The students are on rent strike because the college is continuing to put off working class applicants by raising rent. At the same time, senior fellows at the college continue to receive extravagant benefits such as free private schooling for their children and £4,000 a year lunch budgets.

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Sat 8 Nov 2003, 00:00 GMT
Issue No. 1876
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