‘No EU strings attached’ Britons celebrate massive new Brexit deal – ‘Major benefit’

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The new deal has been struck with Australia, Japan and the US to develop the “tech of tomorrow”. The UK is expected to pump £17 million into the new deal between the countries. This will allow the UK to work with institutions such as NASA and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the US to Australia’s University of Sydney, Japan’s Riken and the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Physiology in Germany

The investment for these 12 projects will come from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), part of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI).

But Express.co.uk readers have rejoiced in another success for the UK – declaring Brexit as a “major benefit”.

Classylassy42 wrote: “Forging relationships in technology with countries outside of the EU can only be a good thing for global research and one of the benefits for the UK is that there will be no EU strings attached.”

Richon wrote: “Britain wanted to be friends, the EU wants to subjugate us.

“The EU is irrelevant as GB looks at collaborating with trusted global partners.”

Blades wrote: “One small step for the UK, one giant leap for mankind.

“The less reliance on the bully boys, the better the UK will be.

“Keep with the threats Brussels, you’re doing the UK a big favour in the long run.”

Michael Taylor spoke of the UK’s involvement in the Horizon programme in his comment.

He wrote: “Do we need to join the Horizon programme to participate in scientific collaboration?

“This story should give you the answer to that.

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“Horizon is an enormously expensive, exclusive, programme that is used as a political tool by the EU.

“Isn’t it better to collaborate with everyone around the world rather than keeping scientific exploration and R&D as an exclusive closed EU shop?”

This comment comes after the EU blocked the UK from participating in Horizon Europe – their £80billion key research and innovation project.

Citizen Smithie wrote: “This all a bit too advanced for the EU.

“Nothing innovative comes out of the bloc.

“Good move by Britain.”

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