Elizabeth has responded to the alarming requests by Conservative MP, Chris Heaton-Harris, who has written to all higher education institutions requesting a list of every staff member involved with teaching about Brexit, in addition to a copy of the syllabus for the subject.
Elizabeth responded, "This is extremely concerning. What is the purpose behind this? Universities must be able to teach and research without staff and lecturers being concerned that they are on some kind of watch-list. I have just completed EU law, with a study on Brexit, and it is imperative that we as students and researchers are able to objectively and critically analyse the situation, without Government interference."
Elizabeth is backing Layla Moran MP, Liberal Democrat Shadow Secretary of State for Education, who has written to the Prime Minister regarding today's worrying letter sent by a Conservative Government Whip to all UK Universities.
Elizabeth added, "Layla is spot on, and the PM ought to make it clear what is going on and that it is wholly unacceptable."