No, not a football post, nor even politics really, it's a science one for a change.
While people are debating the options for our departure from the EU over the next few years, British science is already proving itself to be well ahead of the game. We're already being widely excluded from EU grant applications, because no-one sane wants to take the risk of setting up a multi-year collaboration with a UK partner, when this partner may be pulled out at any time (and no-one would fund such a proposal when safer alternatives exist). It's all over twitter so far, and not just 3rd hand rumours of rumours - I actually know Paul who's not far away in Lancaster.
MP tells me UK academics being asked to take name off funding applications for joint research grants by European colleagues post Brexit ...— Faisal Islam (@faisalislam) June 28, 2016
Yes, have heard examples of this too. Academia hit particularly hard by this https://t.co/RBrwgX0IJ2— Paul Young (@pjyng) June 28, 2016
Here's a beauty I can share with you: a European grant application on terrorist forensics, in which UK leads, 'derisked' by removing Brits— Rokewood (@Rokewood) June 28, 2016
Science is one area where the UK gets a lot out of the EU - more than any other country, and far more money than we put in. Well, up to now, anyway.
We're less than a week past the vote, with no plan, no govt, no opposition, no way out, (and no prospect for any of these in the next few months) and the real impacts have already started. Well done Brexit.
Oh, sorry, it was politics after all.