Kate Green – 2020 Comments on Universities Restructuring

The text of the comments made by Kate Green, the Shadow Secretary of State for Education, on 16 July 2020.

Covid-19 has had a devastating impact on universities, but they continue to provide the research and skills our country needs to move past the crisis.

Today’s announcement shows that the Government is willing to let cherished institutions fail, with catastrophic consequences for local and regional economies.

Instead of using this crisis as an excuse to centralise control over universities and force through cuts to courses, the Government should pledge that no university will be allowed to go bust.