Brussels Bungs of Brexit-Bashing Boffins

Today’s Guardian has gone big on the news that a group of scientists have claimed Brexit would be a “disaster“. “Nothing good can come of it,” according to ‘Scientists For EU’, who boldly insist on their website that “Scientists for EU receives no money from the EU”. Oh really?

Sitting on their board is Laura Sandys, the Europhile former Tory MP who is chair of the European Movement. Which gets £10,000-a-week from the EU.

Next up is Anne Glover. Until last year she was Chief Scientific Adviser to the President of the European Commission. Literally in the pay of Brussels.

Then there is is Lucy Shackleton, who is European policy manager at Universities UK. On top of grants from Brussels, Universities UK members directly take cash from the EU’s regional development fund. Swansea University for example paid for a new campus with EU cash.

Scientists for EU receives no money from the EU”, but their board members do…

H/T @raheemkassam

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Quote of the Day

Dominic Raab wrote in his letter of resignation…

“This is, at its heart, a matter of public trust,” he told the PM, concluding: “I cannot reconcile the terms of the proposed deal with the promises we made to the country in our manifesto at the last election… I believe that the regulatory regime proposed for Northern Ireland presents a very real threat to the integrity of the United Kingdom. I cannot support an indefinite backstop arrangement, where the EU holds a veto over our ability to exit…”


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