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The Path from the Iraq War, to the Student Protests, to Corbyn

On this episode of 'The British Dream' we speak to Matt Myers, who's written an oral history of the 2010 student movement.

by Simon Childs
02 March 2018, 1:58pm

Photo: Henry Langston

Matt Myers has written an oral history of the 2010 student movement which cast off the cliche of an apathetic youth, embarrassed Nick Clegg and sacked the Tory HQ, but didn’t quite manage to stop tuition fees rising.

On this episode of The British Dream, Simon Childs – Home Affairs Editor at VICE.com – talks to Myers and explores how the Iraq War and 2010 student movement affected what’s going on in politics today, particularly because many of the people who were angry back then are now leading figures in the movement backing Jeremy Corbyn.

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