Full English breakfast

March 31, 2000

As a keen advocate of evidence-based policy I was gratified to read that my country needs me, and that "the government wants to listen to what is coming out of the universities" ("Blair's capital hearing aides", THES, March 17). But I won't be yapping at the heels of my betters from Oxford and the London School of Economics, fighting for a place at Tony Blair's breakfast table. One of the less remarked on by-products of devolution is that it gives the power-hungry academic so many more breakfasts from which to choose.

Gareth H. Williams

Cardiff University

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