Science Superpower?

This from The Daily Express

UK finally ditches EU shackles and opens for global business with new 3-point masterplan

“There is an opportunity post-Brexit for us to unlock a much stronger global commitment as a science superpower and innovation nation to tackle global challenges.”

By Jacob Paul

Science Minister George Freeman has announced that the UK will go full steam ahead with an alternative to the EU’s £80billion flagship innovation project if the bloc continues to block Britain from the scheme. During his keynote speech at UK Onward, Mr Freeman laid out his strategy(?) to make the UK a “science superpower” in the post-Brexit era. But he warned that to do so, we cannot “allow UK research to be benched, spectating the incredibly exciting period in science and research”.

The Science Minister announced during his keynote speech: “There is an opportunity post-Brexit for us to unlock a much stronger global commitment as a science superpower and innovation nation to tackle global challenges.”

He later added: “We cannot allow great UK scientists and researchers to be benched, spectating on this incredibly exciting period in science and research. If we can’t play in the European Cup of science, we will simply have to go and play in the World Cup.”

Do these buffoons actually believe what they say?

In what way superpower?

Like Taiwan Semiconductor, TSMDC?

Like Samsung?

Like Dyson?

Like Virgin space launch?

Or like spiderman?

A lot of hot air, no commitments just waffle…

“Mr Freeman noted how he recently visited Japan, where he announced a £119million International Science Partnerships Fund to support UK researchers collaborating with scientists in Japan and around the world.”

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There is almost certainly scope to do deals with China and Japan. The US might be a bit of a law unto itself. But there around 11 or 12 biotech companies have chosen to float on the US stock market.

“I think that is very bad for the UK, but at least it is demonstrative of how seriously Americans take British science. If these British companies…can be supported by US investors, it stands to reason that there is something to do there between the UK and States.”

It is my opinion that England is getting ever more delusional

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