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By Cyclist
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Dunno what the EU is up to here. Brexit has been done. The Prime Minister said so

A Cambridge University astrophysicist studying the Milky Way and hoping to play a major part in the European Space Agency’s (Esa) next big project has been forced to hand over his coordinating role on the scheme after the row over Northern Ireland’s Brexit arrangements put science in the firing line.

Nicholas Walton, a research fellow at the Institute of Astronomy, reluctantly passed his leadership role in the €2.8m pan-European Marie Curie Network research project to a colleague in the Netherlands on Friday.

The European Commission had written notifying him UK scientists cannot hold leadership roles because the UK’s membership of the flagship £80bn Horizon Europe (HE) funding network has not been ratified.

Walton was to have led a doctoral network related to Esa’s Gaia mission that is mapping nearly 2bn stars in the Milky Way.

He is one just one of a handful of British physicists approved for a HE grant but must now take a passenger seat in his own project...

https://amp.theguardian.com/politics/20 ... las-walton
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By Boiler
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From the above story:

Post-Brexit Dover lorry queues are now so bad a charity specialising in earthquakes aid and helping war refugees has been drafted in to care for suffering drivers.

RE:ACT Disaster Response has agreed a £180,000 six-month contract with Kent County Council to ease stuck truckers’ nightmare waits to board ferries and Eurotunnel shuttles.

The charity was brought in as the council warned pandemic lockdowns had masked the true severity of hold-ups caused by Brexit – with up to 50 days of gridlock now expected every year on motorways leading to Dover.
By Bones McCoy
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Boiler wrote: Sun May 22, 2022 3:30 pm From the above story:

Post-Brexit Dover lorry queues are now so bad a charity specialising in earthquakes aid and helping war refugees has been drafted in to care for suffering drivers.

RE:ACT Disaster Response has agreed a £180,000 six-month contract with Kent County Council to ease stuck truckers’ nightmare waits to board ferries and Eurotunnel shuttles.

The charity was brought in as the council warned pandemic lockdowns had masked the true severity of hold-ups caused by Brexit – with up to 50 days of gridlock now expected every year on motorways leading to Dover.
Aside form the brexit clusterfuck examples.

Has Kent's gazumping of this charity's services reduced the capability to respond to earthquakes or assist war refugees?


Perhaps an insight into civil defence during crises.
Sorry your county is underwater, Westminster and Chelsea have outbid your rescue services.
Those guys are deployed in the capital keeping undesirables out of nice areas.
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By Boiler
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Bones McCoy wrote: Sun May 22, 2022 9:09 pm Perhaps an insight into civil defence during crises.
Sorry your county is underwater, Westminster and Chelsea have outbid your rescue services.
Those guys are deployed in the capital keeping undesirables out of nice areas.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Civil_Defence_Corps

A friend of mine once suggested that the set-up of both BBC and the original Independent Local Radio networks was in response to the disbanding of the Civil Defence Corps.
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