The Labour Party are in Liverpool for their annual conference, and are already making headlines.
But is the announcement of their policy on student fees one of the most pointless headlines they could have generated?
Ed Miliband’s party would apparently limit student fees to £6,000-a-year. But only if they were in power and made the decision now.
The fact is that they are not in power, and have no chance of being in government for more than 3 1/2 years. By which time, they make no guarantee that they’ll still hold the same tuition fee policy anyway.
Considering that Labour’s stance has been announced almost a year after the coalition government voted to raise fees, and any new views Labour have on the subject are virtually meaningless, the question which has to be asked is: Just what was the point?