Don’t you love it when governments have been in power for so long that they start to think that they can say anything – anything at all – and get away with it? Sometimes I wonder if their minds enter some sort of alternate state which allows them to believe that obvious falsehoods are in fact true. Here’s an example from our education minister, discussing the relationship between falling student numbers and higher fees:
“There is no evidence that cost plays a significant role in the decision to attend university.”
What? Did I really read that sentence? Yes I did. Does anyone record these quotes for posterity on a website somewhere? If not, I may have to start doing so myself.