Cast into limbo, UK science is confronting Brexit uncertainty

时间:2019-03-05 05:01:05166网络整理admin

Niklas Halle'n/AFP/Getty Images IN HIS Divine Comedy, Dante names the first circle of hell “limbo”. The virtuous pagans stuck there can do nothing to improve their lot but await divine intervention. Today, UK scientists find themselves in a limbo of their own over their relationship with the other 27 countries of the European Union. The cause is the UK referendum vote to leave the EU – though admittedly, the intervention they await is not divine. First, the prime minister Theresa May must decide what she wants from the divorce settlement with the EU,