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Government promises “ambitious” science deal with EU

BMJ 2017; 359 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.j4741 (Published 12 October 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;359:j4741

Re: Government promises “ambitious” science deal with EU

1,000,000 highly skilled EU scientists, half of PhD professionals, and half of those with postgraduate degrees, all currently employed in Britain, will permanently leave the UK because of Brexit.
The UK government might be seeking a science agreement with the EU, but there is hardly going to be any science sector left in Britain, after the massive exodus generated by their rhetoric.
References
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/brexit-skilled-workers-kpm...
https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/aug/27/million-skilled-eu-work...

Competing interests: No competing interests

13 October 2017
Stavros Saripanidis
Consultant in Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Hellas