>> Tuesday, December 22, 2009
I'll have more to say about this later, but I'm out the door for a Christmas dinner with my partner's family. Merry Christmas, Lord P.
Of course, the British university system never really recovered from the Thatcher slash and burn approach, only just recently recovering a modicum of respectability. Nobody really believed Tony Blair's desire to see 50% of British "school leavers" in university was possible (or even desirable), but this is the same government, right, that now claims this:
Lord Mandelson made his position clear in the Secretary of State’s annual letter to the Higher Education Funding Council for England. He said: “My predecessor repeatedly made clear the risks of student over-recruitment putting unmanageable pressures on our student support budgets.”And people wonder why most people no longer believe a word that the Labour government has to say about, well, much of anything.