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Cambridge students “working as call girls”

The Daily Telegraph has carried a story from Cambridge University’s student weekly Varsity, which says that many of the university’s students are working in the sex industry:

Daily Telegraph: Cambridge students “work as prostitutes”

Sad, but this isn’t news, surely? There’s nothing particularly novel about university students eking out their funds by going on the game; it’s been happening for years. Maybe it’s just the Telegraph going by the tried-and-trusted editorial adage that “sex sells”.

The really sad thing is that if you asked Telegraph readers their views on funding for students, the chances are that they would reckon the abolition of student grants and free tuition, and their replacement with student loans and tuition fees, was a good thing. And yet the same readers would probably be shocked by this story – and totally fail to see any connection between the two.

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