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Dear Dr alan,

Recently Ipsos, an independent market research company, invited you to take part in a survey on the impact of Brexit on the global research community. The study is commissioned by Elsevier and the key objective of the study is to identify the main challenges and opportunities posed by the decision of the UK to leave the EU, and how, if at all, it is affecting researchers and their work.

Your opinion is very important to us and we would like to ask you to participate. Filling out this questionnaire will take approx. 10 to 15 minutes, and you can access it by clicking on the link below:

We are contacting you because you have published an article within the last few years. All information gathered will be treated in the strictest confidence.

If you need any clarification regarding the study, we will be happy to provide you with further information. Please send an email to either with the subject line ‘Brexit’, or respond to this email.

We hope you will find the research topic interesting and we would like to thank you in advance for participating in this very worthwhile exercise.
Adrian Mulligan
Research Director

Predrag Kurcubic
Project Director

Apr 28, 2017 at 7:45 PM | Unregistered CommenterSupertroll

@AK, Apr 28, 2017 at 1:24 PM

Ipsos/Elsevier appear to be getting rather desperate about their study on the effects of Brexit on research. I have now been contacted 4 times by email to contribute. Responses might well be very sparse.


Please forward their email to me, post it here or a pastebin link.



Apr 28, 2017 at 6:56 PM | Registered CommenterPcar

@SandyS well as I said on the Radio4 FB group the lying greens keep telling me "Apparently Radio4 has a complete blackout on Green politics."
Which is daft cos I can normally point out a green being on R4 within the last 3 hours.

Apr 28, 2017 at 6:49 PM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

However you see what happens with proportional representation the Green are keeping the SNP in power !

Apr 28, 2017 at 5:36 PM | Unregistered CommenterRoss Lea

Not sure what problem you're highlighting but a couple of thoughts.
Could the Green Party's problem be the number of votes cast at the General Election(s)? In 2015 they got about 3.8% of the national vote. The SNP got 4.7%, and UKIP 12.7%. For a long established "single issue" party they are in third place. On the other hand because their vote is national rather than regional they have the same under representation problem as UKIP and the Lib Dems,

Apr 28, 2017 at 5:27 PM | Unregistered CommenterSandyS

Re R4 Today Show : Whilst searching for "Green Party" appearances I see they are not listed on the R4Today pages
but I know Jon Bartly was on on Mon or Tues
..and they scrub off the running order from the webpages from past weeks.
UKIP are listed

Apr 28, 2017 at 2:21 PM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

Yep many bus stations are indoors.
Better to have buses leave from road stops on their side of town centre.

Smoggy buses are maybe10+ years old

Apr 28, 2017 at 1:49 PM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

Apr 28, 2017 at 7:27 AM | Supertroll

As a country bumpkin, yottie, student farm labourer, sometime gardener etc, the weather has always been an important part of my life. I appreciate that the weather in the UK does change, and very dramatically. Local forecasts of impending weather change have been an important part of survival in the British Isles since before the Romans turned up.

The best weather forecast of all time, for the British Isles and the rest of the world, was this one:

and it was done without satellites in 1944.

The worst one, was 15th October 1987, delivered by Michael Fish, but prepared by the late Ian McCaskill, just months AFTER the Met Office had installed a sooper dooper expensive compooter.

I have good reason to remember the 1987 forecast, AND consequences, had a minor Met Office involvement in 1987, and heard Ian McCaskill speak of his own involvement.

It is time all of the money wasted on Climate Science was halted, most of the results are (s)crap. All we want is better weather forecasts, no one cares about wrong predictions about climate.

97% of Climate Scientists still endorse Mann's Hockey Stick, which "proves" the climate never changed in the past. 97% of Climate Scientists must therefore be dishonest and/or incompetent. If Climate Scientists have to be dishonest about the past climate, no Taxpayer should be forced to pay for their error based and error prone guesswork.

Apr 28, 2017 at 1:39 PM | Unregistered Commentergolf charlie

Ipsos/Elsevier appear to be getting rather desperate about their study on the effects of Brexit on research. I have now been contacted 4 times by email to contribute. Responses might well be very sparse.

Apr 28, 2017 at 1:24 PM | Unregistered CommenterSupertroll

Oops bad link
Group photo David Lindo in Sherwood

Apr 28, 2017 at 12:57 PM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

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