A depression is when I lose mine:
UK universities are cutting the jobs of thousands of academics on short-term contracts as the sector prepares to make sweeping cuts in the wake of coronavirus.
Institutions across the country have dropped hundreds of hourly posts and left temporary contracts to expire, leaving academics facing unemployment and depleting the capacity of departments to run courses and support students.
Leading to the claim:
It can be avoided. As I have long argued it is the consequence of putting the desire for what are thought to be “sound government finances” above any concern for the people of this country. It is economics gone mad.
And I can’t see it being accepted. The anger that this will give rise to will be long and sustained.
We too shall march against Ritchie having to rub along with only the one visiting professorship, no?
Just add Brexit, a second wave of coronavirus if it happens, disruption to food and medical supplies and people unable to feed their children with their houses under threat of repossession as they realise that there is no hope of another job that can pay the mortgage and a mix more politically toxic than anything that has even remotely happened in my lifetime will be created.