al_yrpal wrote:Just wondering how many UK scientists will actually decide to desert the UK for the Valhalla of the EU?
No one knows ,but there's less chance they'll further science if they can't afford to continue being scientists.
As a guide what percentage of the committed Remainers posting here are intending to head East? Any takers? If not what do they intend to do?
I'll tell you what I intend doing,because my wife has a degenerative disease and is frail and frightened because of it,we'll stay here because it's home and because our family lives close by.
But were I a young man with a young family I'd seriously consider leaving the UK for Europe.
It's very easy for you to post statements from where you are in your life,like me you're in the end quarter of your life and relatively financially secure,we also have the benefit of the overview of that life to look back on.
IMHO the UK is at a turning point in it's history,but unlike you I believe it's for the worst,yes it'll continue to survive but not as well as it would've if it remained in the EU,and the people who'll feel it worst will be the ordinary wo/man on the street the ones who have ordinary jobs and have seen their standard of living reduce during the past ten years and will see it reduce further in the next ten.That won't all be due to brexit,the pandemic will also have and effect too,but brexit will be a big chunk of it.
You seem to see the country as a business.
It's far more than that.