The New Kleptocracy: How Farage and the useful idiots lost

Under this project, the elite is quite prepared and politically thick-skinned enough — think Thatcherism without the traces of humanity — to let the people of Britain suffer a extended period of general economic decline, so that the freedom from EU rules (especially State Aid) that this suffering brings allows the elite to pursue its project of the renewal of empire; this time around, rather than manufactured goods based on primary materials produced in the empire beyond Britain’s shore by exploited workers, think hi-tech goods and services produced via a mix of exploitation within these shores and a brain-drain immigration system.

The sole fact of requiring a visa for natural persons of certain countries and not for those of others shall not be regarded as nullifying or impairing benefits under this Title. (p.75)

The Budget sets out ambitious plans to increase public R&D investment to £22 billion per year by 2024–25. This landmark investment is the largest and fastest ever expansion of support for basic research and innovation, taking direct support for R&D to 0.8% of GDP and placing the UK among the top quarter of OECD nations — ahead of the USA, Japan, France and China.This unprecedented increase in investment will support a range of objectives, including:

supporting world-leading research in all regions and nations of the UK, including by cutting bureaucracy, experimenting with new funding models, and establishing a new funding agency to focus on high-risk, high-reward research

meeting the great challenges facing society, including climate change and an ageing population, and providing funding to pursue ‘moonshot’ scientific missions

investing in the government’s own strategic science capability and improving public services

backing businesses to invest and innovate so that they can compete in the global technology-driven economy

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