Elaine Graham-Leigh, on the [steep cuts to the UK's SOAS](https://www.counterfire.org/news/20841-soas-just-effectively-sacked-all-of-its-casualised-academic-staff-in-one-go):

> This is the predictable result of government withdrawal of block grant funding of universities, making them rely instead on fee income. This means that, just like any other business, they rely on their customers (formerly known as students) for their income. If the customers don’t come in large enough numbers, then they go bust and the remaining students just have to go elsewhere.