Without understanding what parts of the status quo are propped up by the mass import of people, and how, and why, any move to cut headline numbers is going to run aground on the consequences of so doing.
According to a YouGov poll conducted only six days after the atrocities, a staggering 49 per cent of 18–24-year-olds in the UK ‘don’t know’ whether Hamas is a terrorist organisation. This is obscene and abhorrent.
I have written to university leaders, and will ask the Office for Students to investigate whether official responses to hateful conduct or open support for Hamas have been appropriate.
In this new system, collegesd would be allowed to set their own tuition fees for home undergraduates, above the level of the state loan.
The attempt this week to silence her when she spoke in Oxford has had the opposite effect of making her and her arguments far better known.
If one simple student society can’t avoid the metastasiation of unelected office holders, what hope has a government?
We need to give more time and resource to those bringing up children. Such parents need a much better package from the state to look after a baby in the first year of its life.
Such a move would damage the levelling-up agenda, dampen economic growth locally and nationally, and weaken the UK’s soft power abroad.
The measures would signal that we are a national community, membership of which brings particular rights and also obligations. It sounds pretty Conservative to me.
Risk and income sharing agreements allow institutions and students to become partners and shift losses on poor-value courses away from taxpayers.
The number of young people into higher education keeps on rising and has gone over 50 per cent. It is nothing to do with any target.
But unless the Party offers them a genuine shot at prosperity, it risks sliding into decline.
Never mind that such a person would never pay off what they owe: the eye-watering fact is that interest itself becomes 68 per cent of the total debt.