Marja Makarow in the Guardian: Switzerland was sent into scientific exile, no deal could mean the same for Britain

What would no-deal Brexit mean for the British science community? Professor Marja Makarow, our chair, reminds us how Switzerland’s recent independence carried consequences beyond expectation in the Guardian.

“Switzerland has been touted as a model for the UK, post-Brexit. It is an independent state that determines its own laws, controls its own borders, and through its status as an associated country has access to many key elements of EU membership – including the institution’s leading science and research programmes.

But Switzerland’s recent experiences should sound a warning about the importance of cross-border ties, and about how future collaborations between the UK and the EU could be jeopardised if a no-deal Brexit materialises this autumn,” says Marja Makarow.

Read the whole article in the Guardian.

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