Non-British Experts Told They Can't Advise on Brexit

October 10, 2016

The London School of Economics and Political Science said some of its professors have been told they can’t advise the Foreign Office on Britain's departure from the European Union because they are not British, the BBC reported.

The university said the leader of a project had been told that only holders of U.K. passports should participate in talks on national security and foreign trade.

The Foreign Office denied that anything had changed, saying it would “continue to take advice from the best and brightest minds, regardless of nationality.”

LSE issued the following statement on the matter: “We believe our academics, including non-U.K. nationals, have hugely valuable expertise, which will be vital in this time of uncertainty around the U.K.'s relationship with Europe and the rest of the world.

“Any changes to security measures are a matter for the U.K. government.”

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