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WhitSt

There's little hope while they continue to trot out the 'brightest and best' line - a mantra which makes no sense unless you consider each and every overseas student to be an intending migrant, whose potential future contribution to British society needs to be weighed in the balance. Meanwhile, anyone who's spent 5 minutes in a classroom knows that true excellence in education lies in helping everyone achieve their best potential, from the brightest and the best to the thickest and the worst, and here in the UK we’re extremely good at that. Send us your thickos, their money’s as good as the next man’s…

I don't actually understand why the immigration people in the government are getting away with this nonsense all the time. Is there no one in the DfE to stand up for the International Education sector? Or what about that other lot? Ooh, you know, David, British Something-or-another...

David

Exactly. I think it's a deliberate distortion to imply that international students are all potential immigrants. Bollocks of course, like the rest of the stuff trotted out by Green and co.

David

This from The Times of India (hat tip Ajay) http://m.timesofindia.com/home/opinion/edit-page/The-UK-governments-move-to-deport-foreign-students-is-hurting-its-image/articleshow/16269829.cms

gurjeet

here's little hope while they continue to trot out the 'brightest and best' line - a mantra which makes no sense unless you consider each and every overseas student to be an intending migrant, whose potential future contribution to British society needs to be weighed in the balance.

David

Well said Gurjeet, and my apologies for the delay in getting it posted.

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