Austerity is an ideology and the EU does not set government budgets. You have not answered my questions.
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> On 25 May 2016, at 17:40, Michael <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> On 25/05/2016 17:21, Mike Brass wrote:
>>> Why wouldn't the Tory's be happy to fund British archaeology if it is
>>> good quality, factual and not politically biased.
>> Since they have a demonstrable track-record of defunding the arts and social sciences. The funding available through the British Academy, as just one example, has been slashed as a result of government cuts.
>> Can you give one good reason why they would replace - in full - the money which comes through from the EU for the sciences? While you are at it, why should UK universities lose on out on Marie Curie scholarships (i.e. post-docs coming from the continent) ?
> Funding was cut because between all the money we pay to the EU and the massive £1trillion+ debt from labour there was no money left and everyone was being asked to cut back. Indeed, one of the only ways I can see us maintaining current funding is if we get out of the EU because we are still living beyond our means as a country.
> To put it in perspective, Globally, Europe is the worst performing continent and that is clearly because of the EU. And unless we do something radical to boost our economy like leaving the EU, no Eurocrat can magic money for archaeology out of thin air any more than our own politicians.