(not satire – it’s the Tories!)
David Cameron is destroying one of the UK’s biggest exports just so he can win back a few more votes from UKIP.
The UK Border Agency has increased the number of face-to-face interviews with potential students hoping to study in Britain, to check if their English is good enough to study here.
But English language learning for international students is one of the UK’s biggest exports, and earns the UK more money than the banking sector.
The UK earns around £28bn from overseas students in the English language learning sector ranging from universities to small English language colleges.
By comparison, the UK earns around £19bn for financial services and £20bn for the automotive industry.
Obviously Cameron doesn’t care about UK industry. All he wants is to claw back a few more votes from UKIP.
But why did Clegg help Cameron to introduce this amazingly stupid policy which has massively damaged a very important UK industry?
Answers on a postcard please to:Rt Hon Nick Clegg MP House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA
Tel: 020 7219 3000
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