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Black night

Posted by rpg on 9 December, 2009

Oh joy. What I missed this morning was Alistair Darling’s pledge to reduce HE and science and research budgets by £600 million. As Roger Highfield says, a dark day for British science.

In a new analysis, Dusic reports that that the UK is spending less on research today than in 1986, when Margaret Thatcher was prime minister, when CASE was first launched as Save British Science (SBS).

This has happened, despite a steadily rising science budget under Labour, because of cutbacks in research spending by Government departments, which have more than offset spending in research councils and universities.

Science needs PR more than ever, today.

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