I never claimed that it was the basis for 'free' college education, even though that doesn't exist because fees still exist in the form of a registration tax. I claimed everyone should have access to third level education, and that the reintroduction of fees would prevent some people from accessing college courses, as well as forcing some out of education and onto the dole queue.It's hardly pedantics. You've claimed the basis for free 3rd level fees is a 'right' to education. I merely ask to what extent this right exists? If, indeed, it is restricted at all?
Since it's the core of your argument, I thought these would be simple questions.
I did however claim that education was a right and not a luxury, by right I mean access to, and I stand by that statement.