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The Royal Society comments on Prime Minister Theresa May's 12 negotiating priorities for Brexit

17 January 2017

“The Prime Minister has identified science and innovation as central to defining the UK’s future and the fact that ongoing collaboration in this area is one of her 12 priorities for negotiations on leaving the EU is very welcome. Our ability to attract and retain the best scientific talent will be crucial to this and again, the Prime Minister’s comment that ‘openness to international talent must remain one of this country’s most distinctive assets’ is hopefully an indication that this government will facilitate it.”

Venki Ramakrishnan, President of the Royal Society