Yesterday, the Government published their long awaited paper on the future for science, research and innovation after we have left the European Union.
Responding shortly after its publication, Clare said:
“This paper will have the EU negotiators with their heads in their hands because they have no idea what the UK wants when it comes to research and innovation.
"The government is displaying a dereliction of their duty to protect our hard won reputation in this area - the paper is simply descriptive and provides no solutions. It does not say how we will repair the damage done by Brexit to our scientific community and our relationships across Europe.
"The paper recognises the value of the ability for researchers to travel freely but is completely undermined by the details leaked yesterday and previous government statements on immigration. The Government is putting a ‘Keep Out’ sign on our borders, making the country look as if it wants to shut itself off from the world.”