From Channel 4 fact check: (https://www.channel4.com/news/factcheck/no-corbyn-did-not-pledge-to-abolish-student-debt)
But this was just one sentence from a much longer interview.
The full context is important – and has been ignored by many critics.
He told the NME: “There is a block of those that currently have a massive debt, and I’m looking at ways that we could reduce that, ameliorate that, lengthen the period of paying it off, or some other means of reducing that debt burden.”
He added: “I don’t have the simple answer for it at this stage – I don’t think anybody would expect me to, because this election was called unexpectedly; we had two weeks to prepare all of this. But I’m very well aware of that problem.
“And I don’t see why those that had the historical misfortune to be at university during the £9,000 period should be burdened excessively compared to those that went before or those that come after. I will deal with it.”