I'm sure I said that I'm paying a monthly amount? So yes, I am paying it back. It's just that I was a mature student and I don't earn a whole lot so I won't be paying it all back. Unless I suddenly find myself earning 40 grand a year or something. I might do so then, yes. And I'm paying more than I would if I was just graduating as those who now graduate only have to start repaying at £21,000 whereas when I took out a loan the trigger salary was £15,000.
The rest of your post was childish.
On the rest of my post being childish, I admit the wording was probably a bit tongue-in-cheek but the sentiments were stony-faced reality.
Is it fair that just because someone had an education, that they're both far more likely to be taxed at a higher rate than the average non-degree educated person AND that they're forced to repay the government through the medium of "loans" which are effectively a tax on education. An educated state is the gateway to a more prosperous future for everyone so why the regressive and punitive tax on education when other taxes are being cut every year, such as taxes on share options and other purely pecuniary gain related taxes. Instead this government has been reducing the state's overall taxation income position to give more money to those who do nothing but circulate money while helping to compensate for it by taxing those who want to educate themselves.
I understand the position that too many people are being educated to degree level and would compromise my position based on that. I would award full fee exemptions for any degree that is a prerequisite for a chartered or recognised profession, including law, medicine, accountancy and so on, some will substantially more than repay to the state through their likely higher pay packets, others will repay to the state through service. I would award full fee exemptions for any degree in a subject where we have national shortages, including engineering, mathematics and so on, they will repay to the state by helping plug our shortages, the more people that study, say, engineering, the more likely you are to find the next Brunel. Any other degree would have to satisfy an interview where they explain what they intend to do with their degree, for example if they want to go into research or they have a credible ambition to expand the national cultural profile then they get a "pass" because all genuine education furthers the nation's civilisation, if they just want a degree and can't articulate why then that's a fail with full fees due.