if you take any large protest group, be it student protests, job cut protests or anything else,
there will be a rogue element within that group that causes problem, this rogue element is a minority and doesn't represent the whole group, its just media like the sun who like to portray the whole group as that minority, in order to sell more peoples, after all there's nothing like a bit of outrage to boost sales.
students don't use tuition fees for holidays, there used for....tuition fees oddly enough,
and how you connected the protests to these holiday makers god knows.
ok, let me explain:
News reports umpteen thousand students complaining the they can't afford tuition fees
News reports umpteen thousand students rioting in London
News reports umpteen thousand students blowing vast sums of money on foreign holidays. Money they tell us they haven't got and which could be better spent on the tuition fees they tell us they can't afford.
OK, one key word crops up in all these reports: Student. Call me mr glaringly obvious if you will but i figure that makes a connection.
i don't give a fishes tit if 8000 does represent a minority or not. If we went back to student subsidies, these 8000 would be the first to get their snouts in the trough and it would be coming out of the taxes I bloody work hard to pay. does that piss me off? You betcha.
i couldn't give a flying f*** at a rolling doughnut whether the news is reported in the sun, the grauniad or on ronald macdonalds happy news page, the things mentioned above happened.
make 'em pay. make em earn their education.