But what is all the fuss about?
Well, basically, some years ago when only the brightest 10% of the population went to University and others attended college or took apprenticeships, that is, in the days when we had a manufacturing industrial base to the UK, some bright spark decided that selling off our Nationalised Industries was "a good thing", they also signed up to totally "free trade" which basically ment that any Tom Dick or Abe could trade INTO the UK but kept the trade barriers and tariffs in place that prevented us trading abroad.
With our decline in manufacturing and "rationalisation" of all the other industries and "downsizing" came the advent of mass unemployment.
And thus it came to pass, and everyone's son and daughter, no matter how thick, knew that their "right" was 4 years dossing in a poly in drag at the very least followed by a guaranteed job because they had a degree.
So now we have young people, with bright shiny degrees who have been unemployed since they left "University" who have rejection letters in the 2-300s and who are unemployable and who have college debts that they will never have to pay off because they will never earn enough to reach the threshold for the payback to start.
Student protests are not in any way a new thing, however in the past it was for something real like Banning the Bomb or trying to stop Wars, stuff that although quixotic and daft was also typical of agonized youth.
Today's cynical riots were orchestrated by left wingers and vested interests and were designed to attempt to stop a completely sensible and sane policy of ensuring that only those people who can expect to make good use of their degrees will be tempted to apply for a University and those who just want a four year doss of cheap booze and even cheaper sex will be encouraged to think again.
No-one has a "right" to a University education, it is a privilege and should be treated as such and if earned, cherished and used to the full, not wasted by having a coach trip to London and giving the police a good kicking!