A gross injustice is being done to universities, students and all our futures as the government abandons higher education to its fate
So says a man who currently – if only for a few weeks longer – holds three professorial posts within the British university system.
First, this will lead to mass redundancies at universities, and most especially amongst academic staff, many of whom are on temporary contracts.
Well, that could affect him.
Third, the failure of the government to support research when Brexit is also causing untold damage to the sector as a result of the loss of European cooperation cannot be overstated: we will now be in the research wilderness.
At least one of those professori was paid for from EU funding.
And do you know what? Nowhere at all in this discussion of the inequity of this gross injustice is there a single mention of how The Great Tuber is talking his own book.
It is usual in such situations to make at least a joking, or even coy, reference to how self-interest is coinciding with the call to spend other peoples’ tax money on oneself.
But, you know, no.