Anthony Robinson presents a panoramic view of the current travails defining a post-Brexit nation.
Horizon: UK on brink of rejoining EU’s £84bn scientific research scheme after Brexit departure 09/08/2023
Universities have seen research funds plummet since Britain left Horizon, which offers huge grants to science projects tackling big issues like climate change.
Rishi Sunak claims to want to promote British science and research. The prime minister rightly says the country has great strengths in areas that range from artificial intelligence to life sciences, though it also faces some obstacles. One of these is its post-Brexit absence from Horizon, the European Union’s (and the world’s) biggest collaborative research programme.
“Car crash!” exclaimed managing director Andrew Varga, whose Brexit progress I have been following since the referendum. News of the latest Brexit U-turn landed on him on Tuesday out of the blue. All his years of preparation for a new UK product safety mark, all his thousands of pounds wasted, all the uncountable hours and effort were rendered pointless, at a stroke.
Rejection of regular EU talks and Horizon dithering prove the PM is running scared of his party’s lunatic fringe.
Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has said the government must not delay in reaching a deal to re-join the EU's research and innovation programme. / Horizon Europe was set up to help sponsor projects across Europe.
Britain is still missing out on millions by not joining Horizon – and New Zealand has stolen a march on us 13/07/2023
A Kiwi scientist is urging the UK to re-enter the research programme as Rishi Sunak dithers.
Scotland’s First Minister has urged Rishi Sunak to secure a deal to join a top European research programme as an agreement inches closer.
Britain has been locked out of the £81 billion scheme since Brexit – amid warnings it will damage competitiveness.
Britain and the European Union (EU) are edging closer to a deal on the UK’s re-entry into the Horizon Europe research programme. Sources said negotiators have produced a draft document following months of talks, with Rishi Sunak expected to consider it in the coming days.
From NHS staff shortages to export woes, the effects of the 2016 vote are still being felt.
EU and UK businesses will face ‘inevitable’ extra costs while the post-Brexit trade deal remains in place, European Commission Vice-President Maroš Šefčovič warned on Monday (12 June), playing down the prospect of a major overhaul of the agreement.
Senior pro-vice-chancellor Andy Neely has said the University’s lost association with an EU science research programme is having negative impacts.
Rishi Sunak is facing fresh demands to improve the UK’s Brexit deal with the EU.
The need for the UK to join a €95bn EU science research programme is a top priority for Cambridge University, the BBC has been told.
The United Kingdom’s alternative to EU Horizon Europe funding is near-silent on maintaining the collaborations needed to meet crucial global goals on climate and sustainability.
UK lawmakers have urged EU and UK officials to gradually rebuild relations following a period of “tension and mistrust”, putting visa access for musicians and speedy UK access to the Horizon Europe research programme at the top of a list of policy fixes.
Sir Paul Nurse said being part of the EU’s science research programme is ‘crucial’ for the success of the UK’s science sector.
The men behind Trussonomics and Brexit, the two great man-made catastrophes of recent years, are to be honoured for their ‘great work’.
Experts insist successes of Brussels’ €95bn programme could never be replicated by a UK-only substitute.
Brussels and London’s failure to agree on post-Brexit arrangements endangers the European space programme, with the first victim possibly being the monitoring of the EU Green Deal, if no solution is found by mid-2024, EURACTIV has learnt.
Jeremy Hunt’s budget shows that leaving the EU is only paying off in a parallel universe.
PM Rishi Sunak should not go back on his pledge to re-join the EU's science research programme, the President of The Royal Society has warned.
Nobel laureate says prime minister may not have “had the best advice” on EU programme. / Paul Nurse has said that the government’s alternative plans to joining the EU’s Horizon Europe R&D programme will be “utterly inadequate”.
Independent Review of the UK’s Research, Development and Innovation Organisational Landscape - Final Report and Recommendations [PDF] 01/03/2023
The political decision to leave the European Union has had the unintended consequence that the UK may not be able to access funding from Horizon Europe, the EU’s highly regarded principal funding programme for research and innovation, and the involvement of UK-based researchers in European research consortia has already been damaged by this.