Saturday, 23 April 2016

Nobody move or the boarding schools get it!

Spotted by MBK in Herald Scotland:

BOARDING schools could be hit hard by a UK exit from the European Union, campaigners have warned.

The Boarding Schools' Association (BSA)said a vote to leave the EU would be a threat to a market worth £100 million a year to the UK because students would have to apply for visas.

The concerns were backed by John Edward, a spokesman for the Britain Stronger in Europe campaign who is also director of the Scottish Council of Independent Schools.

There are currently 5,000 students from the EU studying at UK boarding schools with more than 1,000 attracted to Scotland last year.

Because as we all well know:

a) getting your child into a UK boarding school (or indeed a UK university) is a very cheap, simple and unbureaucratic process. If we chuck a bit of extra paperwork the parents' way (or the students' way), this will completely put them off applying.

b) as a result, there are absolutely no UK boarding school pupils from non-EU Member States (or overseas students at UK universities).


Bayard said...

BSA? Didn't they used to make motorcycles?

James Higham said...

Project Fear.

Mark Wadsworth said...

B, and guns.

JH, is it working or backfiring?