It has to be said that the expansion of the universities wasn’t all that obviously a good idea. Sticking 50% of the age cohort through grievance studies for three years doesn’t particularly aid the future. But rather more than that we have evidence that there’re not sufficient people competent to teach to staff the upgraded places.
Let us take as our example this analysis of Michael Gove’s idea to scrap VAT and replace it with a sales tax:
Value added tax is an idea embraced by more than 150 countries around the world.