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Staying in EU is “no brainer” for UK science, says institute director

BMJ 2016; 352 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i1221 (Published 29 February 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;352:i1221
  1. Gareth Iacobucci
  1. The BMJ

An eminent UK scientist has argued that there is no credible case for the country’s scientists to support leaving the European Union.

Paul Nurse, director of the Francis Crick Institute and former president of the Royal Society, said that anyone in the UK science and research disciplines who supported the so called “Brexit” was displaying “naivety” and “intellectual laziness.”

Speaking at the Science Media Centre in London on 26 February, Nurse pulled no punches in stating his view that science was crucial to the debate on whether the United Kingdom should remain a member of the EU, ahead of the 23 …

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