Immigration curbs will deter top scientists - Astronomer Royal
Lord Rees branded a speech by Amber Rudd to the Conservative conference in Birmingham "deplorable" after the Home Secretary announced businesses and universities would face new restrictions on recruiting overseas workers and students.
The former president of the Royal Society told BBC2's Newsnight that the approach could put off scientists like British Nobel Prize winning physicists David Thouless, Duncan Haldane and Michael Kosterlitz from working in the country.
Lord Rees said: "Let's recall that these three people went to the US in the early 1980s, the Thatcher period when... read more
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