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Tumbling into a hard Brexit

We must negotiate carefully—particularly when it comes to higher education

By Neil Carmichael  

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We will hear many calls for what has been dubbed a “Hard Brexit” from our membership of the European Union at the Conservative Party Conference, which begins on Sunday. When we ask ourselves what this means, the answer is: little more than tumbling out of our obligations with scant regard for the consequences.

Already, in my role as Chair of the Education Select Committee, it is clear the consequences of leaving the European Union will have a major impact on our…

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