Dr Julia Reid MEP attended a science policy debate on Wednesday 11th March to talk about the role of science in the UK

With a PhD in Pharmacology and a background in biochemistry research, Dr Julia Reid MEP took to the panel alongside representatives from the Conservative, Labour, Liberal Democrats, SNP and Plaid Cymru parties.

The debate turned to the issue of immigration, with Dr Julia Reid commenting that there is a place in the UK for skilled immigrants, including scientists, under the points- based immigration system UKIP propose. Dr Julia Reid also commented that this system would not prevent students from outside of the UK studying STEMM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths and Medicine) subjects coming to study and work in the UK. In fact, leaving the EU would enable more talented people to come to the UK from all over the world.

Dr Julia Reid MEP also outlined UKIP’s policy to abolish tuition fees for UK students studying STEMM subjects.

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