Students wishing to study terrorism have been dealt a blow, as the Government announced that funding for the courses is to be cut.
A number of British universities and colleges offer a three-year degree in the subject, which includes a six-month field trip to Afghanistan. Subjects include Fundamentalism, Bomb-Making, Dressing up in a Burka, Making Suicide Videos, Complaining of Torture and Suing the British Government. Britain has a long tradition of funding these courses.
However, due to the recession, grants for students to study these courses will be cut. As a result, some classes will no longer be available.
Simon Hughes of the Liberal Democrats immediately denounced the planned cuts and said that he will vote with the Labour Opposition against them. "I am fundamentally opposed to cuts in education", he said. "It's no excuse to cut funding to a course just because we don't like it."
Prime Minister David Cameron said "We simply cannot afford to fund these courses anymore, thanks to the irresponsible fiscal policies of the last Labour Government. However, British students interested in these subjects can still study them in the great universities of Pakistan."