Leaving the EU Will Hurt British Science

Johnson -- the London mayor's brother, not Boris -- is right; bigger is better for science.

Thinking big requires pooled resources.

Photographer: Richard Juilliart/AFP/Getty Images

While London Mayor Boris Johnson is campaigning for an exit of Britain from the European Union, his brother Jo, a member of parliament and minister of state for universities and science, takes a rather different view. In a speech at the University of Cambridge on Thursday he argued that while Britain could “survive” outside of the EU, it would put Britain’s status as a “science superpower” at risk.

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