European Union science will SUFFER after Brexit, boffins claim

European Union science will SUFFER after Brexit, boffins claim

European Union science will SUFFER after Brexit, boffins claim SCIENTIFIC researchers in Britain are “being pushed” to collaborate with non-European Union countries following Brexit, in a move that could damage academic relations between the UK and Europe, experts have warned. GETTY European scientists said they wanted to continue working with their UK counterparts The consequences of Britain’s withdrawal from the union would not just be a loss for the UK’s scientific community but the continent as a whole, Ireland’s chief science adviser Mark Ferguson said.  Mr Ferguson was one of…

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Brexit barriers ‘would harm science’, say universities

Brexit barriers 'would harm science', say universities

Brexit barriers ‘would harm science’, say universities Related Topics Image copyrightPAImage captionThe UK’s universities are among the biggest beneficiaries of EU research funding Barriers to research collaboration in Europe as a result of Brexit would harm scientific progress, says a group of leading UK universities. Science and research should be a priority in the talks between the UK and the EU, says the Russell Group of research intensive universities. Any barriers “would be bad for the UK and bad for Europe”, said the group’s acting director, Tim Bradshaw. His comments…

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Sir Ivan Rogers: Brexit talks to be on humongous scale

Sir Ivan Rogers: Brexit talks to be on humongous scale

Sir Ivan Rogers: Brexit talks to be on humongous scale Rogers : Brexit talks be on a “humongous scale” involving “difficult trade-offs”, the UK’s former EU ambassador says. Sir Ivan Rogers predicted that after the current “phoney war period” there would be an “extremely feisty atmosphere” with much of the talks “to be conducted very publicly”. He also said European leaders expected a UK-EU trade deal would not be ratified until the early to mid 2020s. Sir Ivan, who had been due to leave his post in October, resigned last…

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Brexit: Boris Johnson says countries ‘queuing up’ for trade deals

Brexit: Boris Johnson says countries 'queuing up' for trade deals

Brexit: Boris Johnson says countries ‘queuing up’ for trade deals The foreign secretary also said the UK would not be “hauling up the drawbridge” despite new migration controls promised by Theresa May. Mrs May set out her Brexit strategy – which includes pulling out of the EU single market – in a speech on Tuesday. She also warned the EU not to try to “punish” the UK, saying she would walk away unless the right deal was offered. Writing in the Daily Telegraph, Mr Johnson said: “We will no longer…

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