http://s.huffpost.com/images/v/logos/bpage/uk-universities-education.gif?31By Daniel Stevens. Boris Johnson has become the most senior Conservative politician to publicly highlight the damage the government's policy to reduce net migration is doing to international students. On Monday, he wrote to both Theresa May and Vince Cable backing a campaign to exclude students from the government's targets.
Johnson should be thanked for publicly campaigning on this and I support the aims and objectives laid out by him in his letter. It's so important that politicians reach a broad consensus on the issue and that the UK changes its policies for international students. It is for this reason that, tribute should be paid to the cross-party work that both Labour MP Paul Blomfield and Conservative MP Nadhim Zahwai have done on this issue. More...