‘EU exit could harm sci­ence’

The Press and Journal (Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire) - - NEWS -

Bri­tain risks “los­ing our edge” as a sci­en­tific re­search pow­er­house as a re­sult of Brexit, the chair­woman of an in­flu­en­tial par­lia­men­tary com­mit­tee has warned.

Meg Hil­lier, who chairs the Com­mons pub­lic ac­counts com­mit­tee, said the gov­ern­ment was “sorely lack­ing” so far in the lead­er­ship that will be needed to main­tain Bri­tain’s po­si­tion in ar­eas like ro­bot­ics and cli­mate change fol­low­ing with­drawal from the European Union and there­fore EU fund­ing.

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