The story of the problems at King's College London has been put into perspective as part of a general onslaught on philosophy in the UK. The latest Department under threat is the Centre for European Philosophy at Middlesex University. It is intended that it be entirely closed. A letter from the members of staff there detailing the decision of the faculty and responding to it is reproduced over at The Third Estate and some indications of a campaign against this are detailed over at infinite thought.
The Philosophy Dept at Middlesex is one of only half-a-dozen in the UK that specialises in European philosophy so its loss would, as such, be particularly significant.