An EU ‘steal’? September 22, 2016Posted by WorldbyStorm in Uncategorized.
EU countries in scramble to ‘steal’ UK-based research centres
Clearly there’s a dearth of understanding about how and in what ways a vote to leave the European Union would impact on EU flagship projects sited in the UK. What’s remarkable is how many such projects and agencies were headquartered in the UK. They sure complained a lot, the Tories et al, but they weren’t unhappy to have practical manifestations of the union on their territory. Anyhow, all changed now. One former UK Minister made a sensible point about the current chaos:
Lamb, a minister until last year, said that the development would be a “hammer blow” for British jobs and research. “While the divided Tory government struggles to find a workable plan for Brexit, other European countries are already fighting over the spoils,” he said. “Britain’s thriving pharmaceutical industry would be dealt a hammer blow through the loss of the European medicines agency, which is crucial for attracting foreign investment. Theresa May must clarify how she will secure vital economic interests and give the British people a say over the final Brexit deal.”
I know I’m always expressing amazement at just how inept this bunch of Tories and Brexiters are, to point of tedium, but then another example comes along and another and another and …