The mood music is changing for the government and universities, but what is the reality?
Later today, prime minister Rishi Sunak will address the Confederation of British Industry on the subject of investing in research and innovation in the UK. The last time a British premier spoke to the CBI, there was some mention of Peppa Pig and long pauses while the speaker lost his place in the speech.
Today’s talk by Sunak will add to the narrative that the grown-ups are back in charge of British politics. But are they?