The Conservative leadership candidate accused Brussels of “seeking to politicise vital scientific cooperation”.
The EU’s short-sighted and vindictive actions will hurt science on both sides of the Channel. Its willingness to sabotage research is a reminder of why we were right to quit this dreary club.
A key element of the Brexit deal is a commitment that Britain should have access to scientific programmes, such as the Horizon research and innovation initiative. But the EU has blocked Britain’s involvement as a result of the row over trading arrangements for Northern Ireland.
Such childish behaviour shows that even at a time of unprecedented international competition, the EU elite would rather punish us for having the audacity to make Brexit a reality than allow our finest minds to work…
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