From our Swindon Correspondent:
From the Guardian
Not really. There are three major science blocs in the world, which are North America, China and the far east and Europe. Britain is actually good at science and had a lot of influence in European science. And so we have lost power and influence. That’s a political thing. The psychological thing is that I meet scientific colleagues around the world and they just think that the UK has turned away from collaborative science by looking back on an imperial history that no longer exists. It’s just very sentimental. And we’ve taken a leap several decades into the past.
One other reason why the scientific bureaucrats aren’t happy about a change in the scientific bureaucracy occurs. Those who currently run the scientific bureaucracy are, by definition, those who have risen to the top of the current scientific bureaucracy….