Funny, that’s the line I hear about cryptocurrencies and exchanges. Those also enable “trades” that regulators would otherwise immediately stop… usually for very good reasons.
There’s a willingness to listen and to adapt," he told the Brexit-supporting broadsheet newspaper.
That reminds me a lot of the old Murdoch quote about Westminster doing what he wants and nobody in Brussels listening to him…
It’s the Brexit you voted for, asshole.
The British Empire is finished, along with its near-endless supply of indentured labour. Get over it…
While the press release from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) described this as covering the “EU shortfall,” it did not clarify whether this was in fact the “plan B” – a vague strategy for post-Brexit science funding first developed in 2019 – or a part of plan B. We have asked the department for further clarification.
To put the fresh funding in context, the close on half a billion pounds is being set aside for “immediate needs” as the nation waits to join Horizon Europe. However, we understand the funds themselves are being drawn from money set aside for UK associations with Horizon Europe, Euratom and Copernicus.
Meanwhile, universities have complained about losing talented PhD candidates along with their funding – when it became clear that the EU was not going to budge on the Northern Ireland Protocol, part of the trading agreement the UK itself negotiated when the country decided to leave the European Union.
The protocol is part of the Brexit deal the UK signed up to, says the European Union, which blasted Britain’s attempt to go back on the agreement as both “illegal and unrealistic.”
“Not having [Horizon funding] for the British is a big hit,” a European scientist told us previously.
In a statement yesterday, [UK’s business secretary] Shapps said: “The government is disappointed that the EU is still linking UK association with wider issues, and the UK remains open to association, but cannot wait indefinitely.”