Janet Fluellen, our Director of Curriculum Development, has denied overreacting to the recent letter sent to all higher education institutions by the Eurosceptic Conservative MP Chris Heaton-Harris.
Ms Fluellen agreed that Mr Heaton-Harris’s letter had only asked for information on the teaching of Brexit, but she thought it evident that it had
been prompted by a concern that universities were not providing a balanced account of the issue.
It was for this reason that she had decided to close down any courses that might foster the impression that withdrawing from the European Union was not a wholly satisfactory option.
These included: What a Load of Brexit (Secondyear Politics); Ballyhoo, Bollocks and
Brexit (Third-year Sociology); and Bugger Brexit (Postgraduate Economics).
Ms Fluellen refused to comment on rumours that in the further interests of perceived balance, she was also seeking to have the image of Jacob ReesMogg removed from the dartboard in the senior common room of Kenneth Clarke College.