Matt Ridley: The scientific case for Brexit

On the 3rd May, the Royal Society hosted a discussion on the UK’s scientific relationship with EU science programmes, and on what the future might hold for a politically independent UK. During the discussion, Viscount Ridley made a strong, positive and internationalist case for a ‘Leave’ vote at the forthcoming EU referendum, which you can listen to here:

. Audio recording of talk by Matt Ridley

. Written transcript of talk

Just to note that Viscount Ridley is a member of the House of Lords Science and Technology Select Committee, which recently published a report on the UK/EU scientific relationship.