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Cambridge vice-chancellor attacks migration target

Sir Leszek Borysiewicz says situation is "ludicrous", writes Alison Goddard.

International students should be removed from the net migration target, according to the vice-chancellor of the University of Cambridge. The BBC quotes Sir Leszek as saying that the target jeopardises the university’s competitive edge by preventing it from recruiting the best global talent. We report his claim that political short-sightedness is hampering international student recruitment. Recall that in his first speech as universities and science minister, Jo Johnson called for international education exports to increase from £18 billion in 2012 to £30 billion by 2020. However he has yet to succeed where his predecessors failed in persuading Theresa May of his case.

The BBC reports that there is a shortage of school teachers, providing further evidence that the economy is improving.

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