The open xenophobic-tone of recent political discourse has been pretty dispiriting. Michael Skapinker has a good piece in the FT today on the government’s apparent desire to self-harm in the university sector – a big export success story for the time being. He concludes
Many institutions abroad must have feared that the weak pound would give UK education a competitive boost. They will doubtless see the British government’s self-sabotage as the best news they have had in years.
On a lighter note, I enjoyed the fact that Judith Evans in the FT attributed the fall in Knight Frank’s profits in the financial year ending March 2016 to the Brexit vote. The fact that turnover had actually gone up suggests some cost rises rather than revenue problems.