For those who are tired of clicking, here’s a brief recap. College is free but the austerity hasn’t magically disappeared. Because why on Earth would it? So colleges limit the number of Scottish students they accept and instead eagerly recruit non-EU foreign students. Because that’s where the money is.
As was to be expected, the free college idea turned out to be yet another strategy to enhance flows of population.
If an idea is eagerly embraced by the high and mighty, there’s always some neoliberal catch.