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On Tuesday, two Russian-born scientists at the University of Manchester won this year’s Nobel physics prize.

The new immigration cap could have prevented them coming to Britain.

Today, they and six other Nobel laureates warn that the immigration cap threatens the UK’s position as a centre of scientific excellence.

It would “damage our ability to recruit the brightest young talent as well as distinguished scientists into our universities and industries”.

Posted 07 Oct 2010 in Blog

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