Helpful to hear from Professor Anton Muscatelli and Dr Wendy Piatt of Russell Group Universities this morning on the benefits of continuing EU membership. As well as a simple analysis of costs and benefits, their case is that research and innovation are global pursuits and most effective when ideas and people are mobile across borders. EU-level co-operation is making a significant impact on complex gloabal challenges like tackling climate change, and new approaches to fighting against cancer, Alzheimer’s disease and HIV.

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