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R. Mark Clayton
2019-08-09 16:43:31 UTC
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Brexit was supposed to limit immigration, so Boris has decided to make it easier to get a visa: -

"Boris Johnson rips up visa rules to make it easier for foreign scientists to live and work in the UK"

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/9685653/boris-johnson-visa-rules-foreign-scientists/

The trouble is the scientists are not swallowing it - two [originally Russian] Nobel prize winners set up the Graphene Institute here in Manchester. One has now voted with his feet and the other has some strong words for Boris: -

https://www.theaustralian.com.au/world/the-times/johnson-sparks-nobel-explosion-scientists-blast-brexit-policy/news-story/0b0d68b05133d702a201ac9b276d8802

other papers including the Times ran it, but the Times has a paywall.

I expect that as soon as his daughter graduates Regius Professor Sir Andre Geim FRS will pack his bags too.
Moomin
2019-08-09 17:47:47 UTC
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Post by R. Mark Clayton
Brexit was supposed to limit immigration, so Boris has decided to make
it easier to get a visa: -
"Boris Johnson rips up visa rules to make it easier for foreign
scientists to live and work in the UK"
https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/9685653/boris-johnson-visa-rules-foreign-
scientists/
Post by R. Mark Clayton
The trouble is the scientists are not swallowing it - two [originally
Russian] Nobel prize winners set up the Graphene Institute here in
Manchester. One has now voted with his feet and the other has some
strong words for Boris: -
https://www.theaustralian.com.au/world/the-times/johnson-sparks-nobel-
explosion-scientists-blast-brexit-policy/news-
story/0b0d68b05133d702a201ac9b276d8802
Post by R. Mark Clayton
other papers including the Times ran it, but the Times has a paywall.
I expect that as soon as his daughter graduates Regius Professor Sir
Andre Geim FRS will pack his bags too.
Have we no clever people of our own ?
Yellow
2019-08-11 15:52:25 UTC
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On Fri, 9 Aug 2019 09:43:31 -0700 (PDT) R. Mark Clayton
Post by R. Mark Clayton
Brexit was supposed to limit immigration,
Yep, it is a bugger of policy, aiming to draw a halt to the current
unfettered immigration from some parts of the world while making it
easier for skilled folks, especially in areas where the UK has a
shortage, easier access.

It will never catch on.
R. Mark Clayton
2019-08-11 17:11:30 UTC
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On Fri, 9 Aug 2019 09:43:31 -0700 (PDT) R. Mark Clayton
Post by R. Mark Clayton
Brexit was supposed to limit immigration,
Yep, it is a bugger of policy, aiming to draw a halt to the current
unfettered immigration from some parts of the world while making it
easier for skilled folks, especially in areas where the UK has a
shortage, easier access.
It will never catch on.
No especially when people who can't be ****ed picking fruit themselves vote to send foreign fruit pickers home.
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