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‘Work with me on Brexit,’ Skidmore tells researchers

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In the most detailed outline of his priorities to date, the science minister has attempted to reassure researchers about Brexit after another turbulent week.

Chris Skidmore said he had heard “loud and clear” the message that leaving the European Union posed challenges to research and innovation in the UK. Speaking at the Culham Centre for Fusion Energy in Oxfordshire on 25 January, he asked researchers to work with him to deliver a Brexit that works for science. 

“I ask you and your fellow researchers and innovators to work with me to deliver a Brexit that works for your sector, and to help design the UK’s post-Brexit relationship with the EU that builds on our scientific strengths and ingenuity,” he said.

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