Brexit and British International Student Recruitment

I have recently been reading a book with a vivid title, Unleashing Demons.[i] The author is Craig Oliver, and the subject is the referendum on whether to remain a member of the European Union or to leave it. Oliver (knighted in 2016) was Director of Politics and Communications to the Prime Minister, then David Cameron, and he analyses how the government lost the case for Remain, giving a month by month account of the inside Brexit story. It was Cameron himself who, when asked to sum up the argument against holding a referendum, proclaimed: “You could unleash demons of which you know not”. And indeed the issue has proved to be extraordinarily toxic for the British body politic. Read more