Quote Steve Hill:
...Without wishing to sound like the (odious!) British National Party, every rich foreigner who has effectively bought a place has kept one of them out, and we ought to consider that to be an affront.
It's also not very good for Britain's long-term global competitiveness, is it?
And it's statements like this which wins them followers.
Without foreign students, what would happen to fees for UK students? Couldn't it be argued that a foreign student paying £25,000 a year is actually subsidising several UK students?
Maybe we should just ban all foreigners from coming to the UK to study, forgo the huge investments their families make in the UK? Of course they don't spent money while they're here on accommodation, clothes, going out etc, as they live off the state. After all, they contribute nothing to the learning experience of the British students they study alongside and those that stay on after study have a negative impact on UK high-tech, healthcare and other industries.
Yeah, let's ban 'em. In fact, while we're at it, let's make it international law that all students must study in their country of birth.