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The government's immigration policy may force world-class scientists to leave the UK

Science is in danger of becoming the latest casualty of the government’s immigration policy. Despite assurances otherwise, the proposed cap on economic migrants from outside the EU, announced by Theresa May in June—along with the planned cuts in public spending—will be disastrous for British scientific research.

Tightening the entry criteria through the points-based immigration system, as the last government did, does not by itself threaten the status of non-EU scientists already in jobs, although it does…

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