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The economically incompetent Tory-Labour criminal gang would prefer to spend billions waging war in Iraq and Afghanistan than pay for educating British people at home as domestic spending cuts are set to bring our universities to their knees.
An open letter published in a daily newspaper from the Russell Group, which represents Britain’s most prestigious universities, warned that the funding cut recently announced by the Government would lead to an “education meltdown.”
According to the university chiefs, it has “taken more than 800 years to create one of the world’s greatest education systems and it looks like it will take just six months to bring it to its knees.”
The letter estimated that cuts to the education budget, forced by the massive Government deficit, would amount to around £2.5 billion.
This is not even a third of one year’s cost of the war in Afghanistan, and is a fraction of what was spent in Iraq.
Clearly the Government places a higher priority on waging war in foreign countries than it does ensuring that British people are educated.
The Conservative Party is no better. Not only has that party announced that it is fully committed to continuing the disastrous war in Afghanistan, but it has announced that it will make domestic spending cuts which will be the most dramatic in decades.
In addition, both parties have hinted at inevitable tax increases to fund the Government deficit.
The university chiefs went on to point out the folly of cuts to the education budget. “Such huge cuts in university budgets would have a devastating effect not only on students and staff, but also on Britain’s international competitiveness, economy and ability to recover from recession,” they wrote.
“We are deeply concerned that cuts of this magnitude in overall funding will erode the sustainability of our research and affect even the most outstanding universities.”
Only Britain has cut back on education spending, the university chiefs pointed out. “Nicolas Sarkozy has just announced an investment of €11bn in higher education in France, stating he wants ‘the best universities in the world’,” the letter continued.
“Germany pumped a total of €18bn into promoting world-class research alongside university education, while Barack Obama ploughed an additional $21bn into federal science spending.”
The university chiefs also addressed the spectre of a Tory government. “Conservative policy is unclear, but the party has indicated an intention to reduce the national debt more rapidly, which raises the spectre of even harder, faster and deeper cuts.
“With just 1 percent of the global population, we produce 7.9 percent of the world’s research publications and 12 percent of all citations. The total contribution of higher education to the economy in 2007/8 was £33.4 billion — equivalent to 2.3 percent of GDP.
“What a great shame it would be to undermine one of the few spheres, namely our universities, in which we do actually still excel.”
“Steve Smith, the president of Universities UK, has warned that institutions face having to close hundreds of courses, with fewer academic staff and bigger classes. Reports suggest that as many as 30 universities may not survive in their current form if even minimal funding cuts are introduced.
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“We would go further than Smith’s bleak assessment. We live in a world where ideas, innovation and entrepreneurialism are key to prosperity and wellbeing. Our universities are critical to supporting this agenda for the next 800 years. This is a defining moment. If politicians don’t act now, they will be faced with meltdown in a sector that is vital to our national prosperity. They have been warned.”
The British National Party’s position on the matter is clear: the best way to solve the budget deficit is to halt the illegal foreign wars and bring our troops home; halt the immigration and asylum racket, and stop the billions being pumped into the European Union swindle.
With these steps, billions can be saved and there will be more than enough money to ensure that Britain’s universities survive and prosper.
The choice lies in the voters’ hands.
ELECTION DAY 6th May 2010
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