Blair says science needs strong funding and public supportBMJ 2002; 324 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.324.7349.1297 (Published 01 June 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;324:1297
- Roger Dobson
Prime Minster Tony Blair says that science is vital to the prosperity of the United Kingdom and has urged strong funding and strong public support.
In a wide-ranging speech on science given to the Royal Society last week he said that the United Kingdom was held back by its traditional attitude to science.
“Britain has produced 44 Nobel laureates in the last 50 years, more than any country except the United …