University chiefs are to back Britain’s membership of the EU ahead of the in/out referendum. Vice-chancellors will hail the “overwhelmingly positive impact” of the union as they launch a campaign alongside the shadow business secretary, Chuka Umunna, and pro-European Conservative MP Damian Green.
The move comes amid reports that David Cameron is planning to hold the decisive poll in June next year.
Dame Julia Goodfellow, president of the Universities UK group of more than 130 educational institutions, is expected to tell the event in London on Monday that they must “stand up and be counted”. “It is abundantly clear that the UK’s membership of the European Union has an overwhelmingly positive impact on our world-leading universities, enhancing university research and teaching,” Goodfellow will say.
“The case for staying in Europe is about ensuring the future prosperity of the UK. It’s about maximising the chances of new discoveries that enhance the society in which we live, it’s about the UK’s standing in the world, it’s about British jobs, and it’s about opportunities for British people now and in the future.”
Goodfellow, vice-chancellor of the University of Kent, will add: “By supporting collaboration and breaking down international barriers, the EU helps universities to carry out cutting-edge research and make discoveries that improve people’s lives and enhance the UK’s global influence.”
The present PM is a characterless idiot interested in sex with Murdoc’s mistress Rebaka and is only in politics because of the Head of the monarchy and that as Prince Philips has gone impotent.
This bastard and Tony Blair both are the lover boys of the the monarchy.
This Cameron literally wants to make sure the country go devoid of proper competitive education for all so that the bastard could continuie to cling to power..
This national traitor is a Zionist ass sucker like the head of the monarchy.
Apart from university education because of International highly intricate politics UK would not be able to survive without an educated nationals and international friends. Even US President asked the bastard to remain in EU.
This bastard has already made enemy at home with the Scott. The people who made so much sacrifice over century now is fighting for independence.
Why because of the monarchy and the PM’S false promises and inhumanity.
It is now time to pull him down from power before the contemplated yes no vote.
The PM must give date for early general election.