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Ashes to ashes

R&D is once again collateral damage in the row over the Northern Ireland protocol

As professor Fats Waller once said, ironically on his In London album, “you can’t have your cake and eat it”. We ignore the wisdom of the ancients at our peril.

Yesterday was a day of crepes and carnival but today is one of abstinence and sobriety as we learn that the Treasury has clawed back £1.6 billion of science funding earmarked for associate membership of Horizon Europe. Sophie Inge brings us the story.

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