Monday 16 September 2019 / 9:45 AM Angela Rayner / Education

3/4 of UK universities are very or extremely concerned about the impact a No Deal – Angela Rayner responds

Angela Rayner MP, Labour’s Shadow Education Secretary, responding to Universities UK’s report showing that three quarters of surveyed UK universities are ‘very’ or ‘extremely concerned’ about the negative impact a No Deal, said:

“Boris Johnson’s reckless No Deal Brexit would be disastrous for our universities.

“Nearly one in five university academics are EU nationals and they all face uncertainty and anxiety about their future. A chaotic and damaging No Deal Brexit will also have a devastating impact on the ability of our universities to recruit students from EU countries and access research funding.

“Yet the new Education Secretary has been unable to give universities even the most basic reassurance that he has any credible plan.

“That is why Labour will continue to take all necessary steps to stop Boris Johnson forcing us into a No Deal Brexit that no one voted for.”