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Britain’s universities would be better off outside the EU

Placing the European Parliament in charge of our higher education sector is like "entrusting the Chuckle Brothers with stress-testing a suspension bridge"

By Jamie Martin  

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Earlier this year, over 100 vice-chancellors signed an open letter in support of European Union membership. Many of them have issued dire warnings about what will happen to our universities in the event of Brexit. But academics and students need to think for themselves. They are being led over the top by a short-sighted vice-chancellor class into a more integrated and politicised EU. They should vote for a more open, innovative and internationalist future—and that…

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