No one saw the UK’s election upset coming. What now for higher education?
“Our European colleagues have told me they see this as a very good result. It will make it impossible for the government to force through a hard Brexit”
Following the UK’s shock election result, which saw the Conservatives fall short of a majority, Aldwyn Cooper, vice chancellor and chief executive of Regent’s University London, considers what the upset and a resulting alliance with Northern Ireland’s Democratic Unionist Party could mean for the higher education sector.
No one in government saw this result coming. Only yesterday, one senior Conservative suggested that they were expecting to achieve a majority over Labour of over 100.