Posts Tagged “science”

LDVideo: Julian ‘most intelligent MP’ Huppert explains the Higgs boson to Andrew Neil

by Stephen Tall on July 5, 2012

Two seismic events occurred yesterday. First, the Higgs boson ‘God particle’ has probably been discovered by scientists at CERN. Then, even more extraordinarily, Andrew Neil had a good word to say for a Lib Dem MP, as Julian Huppert offered a succinct summary of why it matters… (Available on the BBC website here.) * Stephen […]

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 […]