Roger Scruton: 'Getting rid of 'left-wing' universities would end ...

Getting rid of 'left-wing' universities would end discrimination faced by conservatives, says philosopher Roger Scruton  Conservative writer says 'we have completely lost control' of some universities  Follows his sacking as a government adviser for comments derided as racist In 2015 just 11 per cent of academics backed the Tories with 70 per cent Labour 

By Sebastian Murphy-bates For Mailonline

Published: 08:54 BST, 16 May 2019 | Updated: 08:54 BST, 16 May 2019

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Sir Roger Scruton (pictured) has suggested that getting rid of universities could end what he says is discrimination faced by conservatives

Sir Roger Scruton (pictured) has suggested that getting rid of universities could end what he says is discrimination faced by conservatives

Sir Roger Scruton says that getting rid of left-wing universities could end discrimination he believes conservatives face on some campuses.

The philosopher thinks 'we have completely lost control' of state-sponsored institutions.

The 75-year-old told a London conference on the future of Europe that universities could be founded outside the rubric of state control.

Giving the University of Buckingham as an example, he suggested that private institutions would be preferable.

But he added that scrapping state universities altogether could be another option, The Times reports.

'But there’s the other way forward, which is to get rid of universities

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