The Prime Minister has said that she wants to ensure a positive outcome for science in negotiations to leave the European Union.Theresa May has said that the UK is “enriched by the best minds from Europe and around the world”.She states that providing reassurance to them and to UK scientists working in Europe will be a “priority”.Mrs May’s comments were made in a letter seen by BBC News that was written five days after she became PM.The Prime Minister wrote to one of the country’s leading scientists, Professor Sir Paul Nurse, who is director of the Francis Crick Institute in London and a former president of the Royal Society.In the letter she states: “I wanted to write to you to make clear that the Government’s ongoing commitment to science and research remains steadfast”. She adds that her government is committed to protecting science and research funding in real terms. Mrs May also tells the Nobel Prize winner that the reorganisation of the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy “does not signal any reduction in the very high priority I attach to teaching and research”.And crucially on Brexit she says: “I would like to reassure you about the government’s commitment… Read full this story
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