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Still no deal as new Science and Tech dept head claims Britain has 'global-facing alternative' in the wings.
To do their jobs properly, scientists need stability. They need secure sources of funding. They need to be able to collaborate with other researchers across the globe, without unnecessary barriers. / But there’s a huge question mark hanging over the UK’s involvement in major scientific programmes like Horizon Europe.
More than 100 grants previously approved for applicants in Britain have been scrapped amid a continuing dispute over the UK’s refusal to fully implement trade arrangements made when the country left the European Union.
At least 16 recipients of prestigious ERC grants making plans to reject UK offer and move their labs abroad.
Scientific collaboration has become a casualty of Switzerland’s and the United Kingdom’s tussles with the European Union.
UK minister for science and research George Freeman has admitted that vital EU funding for research is in limbo while the nation continues to negotiate Brexit sticking points, namely Northern Ireland and fishing rights.
Scientific leaders have urged the government not to abandon talks to enable the UK to participate in a €100bn European research programme.
Tens of millions of pounds will be spent on rescuing UK science and medical research projects at risk from a damaging post-Brexit dispute with the EU.
MPs battle to write food standards into law to stop Government letting low-quality goods into UK 11/10/2020
The House of Commons is debating whether to accept Lords amendments to the Agriculture Bill
Government ignored legal advice over proposed withdrawal agreement changes.
George Freeman tells HuffPost UK Boris Johnson must not "sell out" manifesto pledge as MPs prepare for fresh potential rebellions.
George Freeman tells HuffPost UK that trading on WTO terms would be "very damaging" in the long-run.