The text of the comments made by Emma Hardy, the Shadow Minister for Further Education & Universities, on 15 July 2020.
This government cannot allow any university to fail and it must ensure everyone in every region with the aspiration to attend university can do so, regardless of background or circumstance.
Universities are also significant employers and it would be disastrous for local communities and economies to lose them, particularly in areas of high deprivation.
Our country’s prosperity depends on ensuring everyone has access to the best possible education and training. True equality of opportunity is the cornerstone of a fair society.