The Brexit reading list: Diary of an EU citizen in the UK (30)

letter to vcsAn MP asked for the list of all lecturers teaching on Brexit and their syllabi, here my explanation…

EU families & Eurochildren

The morning university vice-chancellors saw on their desk the letter of the Tory MP Chris Heaton-Harris could breathe a sigh of relief: for once it was not a FOI by the Guardian or UCU asking about their salaries.

800px-Official_portrait_of_Chris_Heaton-Harris_crop_2The MP for Daventry, a staunch Brexiteer, was not after their money. He only asked for a list of all lecturers that teach on Brexit and for their syllabi. It didn’t take long for academics and liberal media to call the request ‘McCarthyite’; finally a way to reclaim some kind of moral high-ground. Never mind that most voters think that McCarthy is an American country singer.

Pro-Brexit media, for their part, did what anyone who has read the Donald Trump for Dummies playbook expected them to do, i.e. publish on the front page of their websites a photo of their new idol.

But I wonder if a different explanation can be…

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