Why I changed my mind about abolishing university fees

The Depolarization Project
5 November 2019

Sonia Sodha is chief leader writer at the Observer and deputy opinion editor at the Guardian. At university she was a vocal campaigner for free higher education, but has since changed her position. 

Host Alison Goldsworthy talks to Sodha about her volte-face on higher education and the role of the media in making it hard for politicians to radically alter their views.

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