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Ministers want 'ambitious' post-Brexit research deal

Ministers want 'ambitious' post-Brexit research deal

Science
Ministers will aim to negotiate a special status for the UK's membership of the European Union's science funding bodies after exiting the EU.They say they want a "more ambitious agreement" on research collaboration than other non-EU countriesDetails of the government's negotiating stance on science have been published in a position paper.The news has been welcomed by the scientific community as a positive first step.The paper states that the the government wants to "strengthen collaboration" with the EU in science and innovation. "The UK will seek to agree a far-reaching science and innovation agreement with the EU that establishes a framework for future collaboration. There are a range of existing precedents for collaboration that the UK and the EU can build on, but our uniquely close re...
Philip Hammond and Liam Fox in post-Brexit deal call

Philip Hammond and Liam Fox in post-Brexit deal call

Business
The UK will need a transition period to help businesses adjust after Brexit, the chancellor and the international trade secretary have said. In a joint Sunday Telegraph article, Philip Hammond and Liam Fox stressed any deal would not be indefinite or a "back door" to staying in the EU.Their comments are being seen as an attempt to show unity between rival sides in Theresa May's cabinet.The Liberal Democrats said Mr Hammond had "been brought back in line"."What this is about is getting Philip Hammond back on track with a hard Brexit program," Tom Brake, the party's foreign affairs spokesman, said. "What we don't know from this letter is exactly how this is going to work. It's also not clear how long the transition period is going to be."The letter comes as ministers start to set out their d...