Straight from the horse’s mouth | Brief letters

British universities | The dispossessed | When horses don’t neigh | If your glass is half empty | Long lives

Is there any hard evidence that leads a group of academics to state “British universities are the strongest and most attractive in Europe” (Letters, 9 January)? Have they taken account of the decline in student numbers, especially among those from the EU?
Jenny Ridley

• I appreciate the irony of your lead letter (10 January) with its concern for the “dispossessed” who have “had enough” coming from a Tory MP. Cheeky.
John Airs

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