Mail writer wrongly blames EU not Brexit for shrinkflation by Luke Lythgoe | 22.02.2017 Littlejohn thinks metric measures rather than the plunging pound is the cause of “shrinkflation”. The evidence doesn’t back him up. Comment Brexit promises a nasty chemical reaction by Nigel Haigh | 21.02.2017 We will either have to copy EU chemical rules, meaning loss of control; or our industry will have to comply with two sets of regulations. Farmers reap the harvest of voting Brexit by Charlie Mitchell | 02.12.2016 The National Farmers’ Union campaigned for Remain, but rural areas voted for Leave. With labour shortages growing, British farms are in trouble. Comment Brexit fears grow in UK aviation industry by Charlie Mitchell | 24.11.2016 Following an unsatisfactory meeting with David Davis, aviation bosses are increasingly concerned - and with good reason. Comment Better deal for UK fishermen will be hard to catch by Andy Lebrecht | 02.11.2016 Many in the industry believe that Brexit is the opportunity to escape from the EU’s fishing regime. But in reality, the future may be close to the status quo. Comment What did Nissan get? by Michael Emerson | 31.10.2016 UK says it told car maker its aim is a tariff free deal. What’s still unclear is what, if anything, it promised if that’s not possible. Comment What did Theresa May promise Nissan? by Michael Emerson | 30.10.2016 It’s hard to see what PM gave that didn’t involve a policy switch without telling MPs or a sweet-heart deal that would breach trade rules. Dan Hannan twice mistaken over EU wine tariffs by Charlie Mitchell | 11.10.2016 Tory MEP initially said Chile wine subject to 32% tariff. When he admitted error, he wrongly said all other New World wine pays 32% tariff. Comment Is Boris wriggling out of pledge to axe payments to EU? by Hugo Dixon | 01.10.2016 Foreign secretary’s interview in The Sun suggests so. He’s already backed away from pledge to give NHS £350m/week and scrap VAT on energy. Comment Pledge for science and farming offers stopgap not solution by Rachel Franklin | 14.08.2016 Treasury commitment to continue funding for science projects agreed before this autumn and for farmers until 2020 isn’t good enough. Comment Boffin braindrain risks Britain’s ascendancy by Yojana Sharma | 03.08.2016 The government needs to offer assurances, and funding, if it is to keep scientific research onshore. The uncertainty is already hurting. Comment UK Academia: another jewel in the crown at risk from Brexit by David Hannay | 20.07.2016 Brexit a massive threat to UK scientific research, universities.