Universities urge students to vote to stay in EU

Britain's best-known universities have urged their students to vote to stay in the European Union, despite rules urging institutions to remain neutral ahead of the referendum, writes Harry Yorke for The Telegraph.

Universities including Oxford, Warwick and Exeter have used private lectures and emails to encourage students to back staying in the EU. In some cases the institutions have also made statements backing ‘remain’.

They have used their positions to argue for Britain to remain in the EU despite Charity Commission guidelines which state that universities must be politically neutral in the run up to the referendum. Priti Patel, the Eurosceptic employment minister, accused the academics involved of trying to stifle free speech and overseeing an "anti-democratic abuse of power".
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