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Blog: Keith Vaz and Aldwyn Cooper on immigration own-goals

Co-ordinated approach the only way out of policy mess, conference to hear

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Frank Furedi convincingly argues that the virtues of a liberal education have been supplanted by an economic instrumentalism reinforced by an ideology that sees the recipients of higher education as “customers” rather than as students

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