Another funding crisis?

The Science and Technology Facilities Council has begun a ‘prioritisation’ program (rather like the one that killed off so much science and garnered so many bad headlines recently). There are reports at the Ministry in charge of it that the science budget is being used as a surplus for the rest of their budget (much as happened with PPARC, precipitating the previous funding crisis). People are saying don’t panic and don’t blame Lord Drayson, the sorts of words that were spoken before the magnitude of the previous problems became clear. I will panic when I want to and I most certainly will blame a guy who is at least honest about wanting this sorts of things to happen to pure science.


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