EMBARGO: Immediate Release
Reacting to the news that the UK will rejoin the Horizon programme, Liberal Democrat Foreign Affairs spokesperson Layla Moran MP said:
"This is welcome news but it is long overdue.
"It is a tragedy that so much unnecessary damage was done to our scientists and researchers thanks to the Conservatives’ botched deal with Europe.
"The Government’s dither and delay means scientists will have missed out on vital funding and projects. This announcement won’t fix that damage - but it finally offers a positive step forward. It's about time.
"With this step forward, the government must look to extend this cooperation to other schemes such as Erasmus and restore these obvious benefits to all those in the UK."