So what do other interested parties have to say about the matter? Well, nothing, because Julie Henry clearly hasn't bothered to ask them. Nor has she sought out the figures herself and challenged the think tank's claims. Something I managed to do in five minutes of my spare time, even though I'm not paid to do it.
If I were a cynical man (and I am), then I might believe that this article was created, not with journalistic integrity in mind, but with the sole intention to spank the Government.
Well, either that or both Julie Henry and the CBI have bought into the idea that any university "science" not called "Chemistry", "Biology" or "Physics" couldn't have existed before 1975 and therefore isn't a real subject.
"The Government now includes as "science", courses such as nutrition and complementary medicine, geography studies, sports science, nursing and psychology, even though in dozens of universities it is classed as an arts degree."Oh dear! Sounds like the Government have suddenly introduced a load of new courses to the statistics so that the numbers get bigger, doesn't it? Yes, it does sound like that, but if that's the claim then it's bollocks.