Okay, I'm not saying that the current system is perfect, specifically in relation to the number of graduates in subjects that provide no benefits to either themselves or wider society. Meaning I think that too many people do go to Uni these days, however...
There are a great many graduates in subjects that inadvertently enrich this great nation of ours. The list of subjects is wide and varied; pursuit of excellence and a higher level of understanding in these subjects drives the country as a whole to be a better, wealthier place.
Why should graduates bear the full cost? Is it not in the nations interest to support and encourage these students?
Ahh **** it why bother, let's privatise the whole education system, if you can't pay don't go... who cares if the majority of the population can't read real good and stuff.