Boris Johnson, the prime minister, has introduced that our future lies in our being a science superpower (Report, January 2). I bear in mind in his days as a contributor to The Each day Telegraph, he wrote an article bemoaning our lack of nuclear physicists. I wrote in response that if you happen to have been sensible sufficient to be a nuclear physicist you have been sensible sufficient to work out that we don’t have a nuclear trade.
I agree along with his imaginative and prescient however execution would require actual self-discipline and dedication and plenty of necessary adjustments.
These embrace enhancements in each science and vocational training, a correction to our dependence on international postdoctoral science college students (with the attendant danger of mental property theft) and correctly focused funding that’s proportionate to the ambition.
Sir John Rose
London SW13, UK