The UK’s only long term resource is its brain-power. Cutting government science funding, already a lower GDP fraction than in all our main competitors, will kill off this long term resource. It would be short term penny-wise but long term pound-stupid. To compete with Germany, France, Japan, China, the US we need more funding not less so we can compete on equal terms, otherwise our best & brightest, including me, will leave. Don’t undermine the UK’s science & technology future.