Taxing questions

October 17, 2003

Your leading article proclaims: "Research is a key ingredient of the new Europe now taking shape" ( THES , October 10). Presumably "new Europe" refers to an enlarged European Unions plus a constitution. The fact that the word "research" appears 28 times in the draft constitution seems weak evidence foryour "key ingredient" claim, but it is true that the EU is keen to spend our taxes on anything seen as furthering its military and political ambitions, especially if it destabilises funding arrangements in member states.

David Scott
Chester

You've reached your article limit.

Register to continue

Registration is free and only takes a moment. Once registered you can read a total of 3 articles each month, plus:

  • Sign up for the editor's highlights
  • Receive World University Rankings news first
  • Get job alerts, shortlist jobs and save job searches
  • Participate in reader discussions and post comments
Register

Have your say

Log in or register to post comments