Government bars foreign academics from advising on Brexit

Leading foreign academics acting as expert advisers to the UK government have been told they will not be asked to contribute to government work and analysis on Brexit because they are not British nationals.

The news was met with outrage by manybacademics, while legal experts questioned whether it could be legal under anti discrimination laws and senior politicians criticised it as bewildering.

“It is utterly baffling that the government is turning down expert, independent advice on Brexit simply because someone is from another country,” said Nick Clegg, the Liberal Democrats’ EU spokesman.

“This is yet more evidence of the
Conservatives’ alarming embrace of petty chauvinism over rational
policymaking.”

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