al_yrpal wrote:Our scientists will continue to do their thing regardless of EU borders. Projects like CERN, rapid inexpensive, easily delivered vaccine development or our Satellite expertise dont depend on the EU. Britain got through the awful 1970s despite the wreckers best efforts. We will prosper in the current decade. A country thats exporting EV battery manufacturing lines to China isnt dead yet. We cant possibly be at the forefront of everything but we seem to do very well.
They will do their thing. Most of them will move abroad.
If you're a scientist working on a large EU project is the dream. Working for a pittance on small projects in the UK isn't.
Not only that but the quality of scientists we could attract is reduced for the same reasons. You need a good reason to come to the UK now when all the big projects are elsewhere.
Of course we could attempt to fix that by investing more in science but that's never been our way.
Whilst not science, pre-2016 the company I work for could expect several enquires a week from folk outside the UK looking for work in computers. Now it's such a rare occurrence it gets special mention. Trouble is they're not even good candidates.
I'm interested in what EV battery manufacturing lines we're exporting to China?
Most of the EV tech we buy in - including the batteries.