McGrory – Loss of science cooperation with Europe will damage UK universities

Commenting on the publication tomorrow of the Government’s Brexit position paper on science, James McGrory, Executive Director of Open Britain, said:

“The Government is going to need to do more than cross its fingers and hope if it wants to reassure British scientists and researchers who are worried sick about the possible consequences of Brexit.

“Cooperation with our European partners is vital to Britain’s science and tech sectors, and any reduction in that cooperation will damage our universities and put British jobs at risk. 

“And Ministers need to explain how their desire to continue close cooperation with the EU on science can possibly be squared with their red line on ending the jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice.”