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Visa Chaos for Language Students

By Cllr Mike Eddy, Deal Town Council, Walmer Council

On top of all the problems faced by all university students because of Covid, language students are finding it a massive challenge to get the visas they need to do their compulsory year of study in the EU. What used to be free and could be agreed quickly between universities here and in the EU, now comes at a cost of several hundreds of pounds and with significant delays.

For all of Boris’s bluster and bombast about a global Britain, it seems that the intention is for trade to done without speaking each others’ languages. But as Boris will probably be the first to confirm, silent trading worked alright according to Herodotus.