LibLink: Evan Harris – Vince Cable’s science spending cuts: how harsh will they be?

by Stephen Tall on September 8, 2010

This morning’s news that Vince Cable will announce in a speech today how the cuts to his Business, Innovation and Skills department will impact on science attracted a vigorous reaction from commenters on the Voice today. Former Lib Dem MP Dr Evan Harris — whose Political Science blog for the Guardian has quickly established itself […]

BBC: Vince signals science funding cuts

by Stephen Tall on September 8, 2010

The BBC reports: Business Secretary Vince Cable is expected to signal a squeeze on public funding for scientific research. He will urge universities to do “more for less” and say taxpayers should only back research that has a commercial use or was academically outstanding. Mr Cable’s London audience will be told the government “values” UK […]