Matthias Eberl πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡Ί Profile picture
Scientist and migrant. Publicly engaged. #inLimbo
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15 Mar
An open call to halt with immediate effect all activities related to the Research Excellence Framework 2021 @REF_2021.

@UniversitiesUK @CommonsSTC @LordsSTCom

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The #COVID19 outbreak poses an unprecendeted threat on public health and public life in the UK, and globally.

University researchers, lecturers and professional services need all support available to help control the outbreak and mitigate this crisis.

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Research, teaching, engagement and innovation activities will be severely disrupted over the next months, and it will take far longer to recover from the interruption and resume a 'normal' university schedule.

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14 Mar
An open letter to the Government on the SARS-CoV-2 outbreak response by the British Society for Immunology.

#COVID19 #Herd_Immunity #AskForEvidence
@britsocimm @bengoldacre @doctor_oxford @dr_mattmorgan
immunology.org/news/bsi-open-…
"The UK leads the world for the quality of our immunology research. Given our current lack of knowledge on SARS-CoV-2, our community of immunologists have two asks."
"Firstly, we feel more needs to be done to ensure social distancing to limit the number of COVID-19 cases in the short term, especially for vulnerable members of our communities."
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13 Mar
What we have learned so far.

#COVID19
1. We live in a global world with global problems.
2. Listen to the experts.
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12 Mar
Imagine you are facing the threat of a major pandemic and decide to leave the Early Warning and Response System.

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Imagine you are facing the threat of a major pandemic and decide to leave the European Medicines Agency.

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Imagine you are facing the threat of a major pandemic and decide to end the freedom of movement for European scientists and healthcare workers to come to work and live in the UK.

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7 Mar
None of the political or economic problems of the UK were caused by freedom of movement.

Not a single one of them will be solved by ending freedom of movement.

#BrexitReality

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None of the political or economic problems of the UK were caused by the European Medicines Agency.

Not a single one of them will be solved by leaving the European Medicines Agency.

#BrexitReality

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None of the political or economic problems of the UK were caused by the European Aviation Safety Agency.

Not a single one of them will be solved by leaving the European Aviation Safety Agency.

#BrexitReality

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6 Mar
How come there are suddenly 'vulnerable' EU citizens?

Weren't @the3million supposed to be automatically granted indefinite leave to remain in the UK?

Asking for a friend.

Actually, asking for 3 million friends and their partners and families.

#inLimbo
EU citizens update.

Was.
"Your rights will not change. We want you to stay."

Then.
"If you want you can stay but don't treat this country as your home."

Now.
"Psst, remember our Go Home vans? Ever heard of Windrush?"

#HostileEnvironment #inLimbo #VulnerableEUcitizens
@nharris59 Here's a little reminder of what happens with people the Home Office considers 'vulnerable'.

#HostileEnvironment #inLimbo

Thread.
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5 Mar
Today is a significant moment for the UK. The Immigration Bill will end free movement for all British citizens and remove their right to study, work, live and retire in 31 other European countries.

#BluePassports
Today is a significant moment for the UK. The Immigration Bill will end free movement for British citizens and be responsible for a down-grading of the economic growth in the UK.

#BrexitReality
For those who still don't understand what free movement is.

A Reminder.

@the3million @BritishInEurope @patel4witham

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16 Feb
We live in a microbial world.

There are germs that live on us, in us and with us.

Some make us sick, others don't, and some even help keep us healthy.

#PlayWithYourMicrobes #CUSuperbugs

@CdfScienceFest @FoRhiwbinaLib
Antibiotics.

Sometimes they work and kill the germs that make us sick.

But sometimes they fail because more and more germs are becoming resistant.

Antimicrobial resistance affects everyone and is one of the biggest global health challenges.

@CdfScienceFest

#CUSuperbugs
Microbes.

They are everywhere.

In our ears.
In our noses.
On the floors of our houses.
And on the paws of our cats.

#PlayWithYourMicrobes
#CUSuperbugs

@CdfScienceFest
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8 Feb
Brexit so far

"You're queue jumpers!"
"Non-citizens!"
"This is not your country!"
"You steal our jobs!"
"You strain our services!"
"Speak English!"
"You have to apply to stay in your own home!"

Also

"Isn't it amazing how open and welcoming we are?"

@WeAreSettled @the3million
Expectation versus reality.

@cliodiaspora
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28 Jan
72 hours.

And we still don't know what Brexit actually means for Northern Ireland, for agriculture, manufacturing and services, for science and education.

And for the rights of @the3million
and @BritishInEurope whose lives will be fundamentally affected by Brexit.

#QuoVadisUK
48 hours left, and the direction of travel is totally unclear.

"People knew what they were voting for."

Well. Turns out they didn't. Other than that they wanted to leave.

Northern Ireland, trade, services, citizens' rights, Euratom, Erasmus?

#NoIdea
Brexit tonight.

Direction of travel remains totally unclear.

"People knew what they were voting for."

Well. Turns out they didn't. Other than that they wanted to leave.

Northern Ireland, trade, services, citizens' rights, Euratom, Erasmus?

#Reckless
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27 Jan
Welcome to Global Britain taking back control.

"No British ministers or officials attended the Agriculture and Fisheries Council in Brussels – where key decisions including fishing quota allocations are made."

#Brexit
independent.co.uk/news/uk/politi…
Live footage from today's Agriculture and Fisheries Council meeting in Brussels.

#Brexit
Right.

#Brexit
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19 Jan
Brexit, Harry and Meghan style.
Statement by Michel Barnier:

"Following many months of conversations and more recent discussions, I am pleased that together we have found a constructive and supportive way forward for the UK.
"Our British friends and partners will always be much loved members of the European family of nations.
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8 Jan
The Vote Leave campaign promised EU citizens in the UK that there would be no change after Brexit.

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That they would automatically be granted indefinite leave to remain in the UK.

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26 Dec 19
Here are a few less known facts about scientists.
Some scientists don't just go somewhere only because politicians want them to.
Some scientists follow the news and may not be terribly pleased by being called 'queue jumpers' and 'non-citizens'.
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17 Dec 19
This is about the economy, but it’s also about democracy. Who benefits when decisions are taken for entire country by unelected peers?

#ZacGoldsmith #NickyMorgan
Well.
UK democracy update.

πŸ˜€ Cabinet member who gets re-elected as MP stays in government

πŸ€” Cabinet member who does not stand for re-election stays in government

🀨 Cabinet member who loses re-election stays in government

βœ… Taking back control from unelected bureaucrats

#Brexit
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13 Dec 19
Party that treats Parliament and democracy as a whole with utter contempt while forming a minority government suddenly wins a huge majority.

What could possibly go wrong?

#ToryWin
Theresa May government found in contempt of parliament over failure to publish full Brexit legal advice
independent.co.uk/news/uk/politi…
Vote Leave's Dominic Cummings 'in contempt of Parliament'
bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politi…
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27 Nov 19
Something which cannot be repeated enough times.

"EEA migrants pay more in taxes than they receive in benefits."

(From the final report on "EEA migration in the UK", Migration Advisory Committee, September2018)

@the3million @eucitizenschamp @InLimboBrexit

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"EEA migrants contribute much more to the health service and the provision of social care in financial resources and work than they consume in services."

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"There is no evidence that migration has reduced the quality of healthcare."

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30 Oct 19
Boris Johnson.

"We will end your freedom to study in Paris.
Work in Berlin.
Get married in Prague.
Start a family in Tallinn.
Open a business in Amsterdam.
Buy a house in Kefalonia.
Retire in Florence.
And enjoy free mobile roaming.

Once and for all."

#Brexit #GE2019
From almost one year ago.
Nothing has changed.

Except that it is now Boris Johnson in charge of ending freedom of movement and keeping @the3million and @BritishInEurope #inLimbo.

#Brexit #GE2019

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8 Oct 19
Difficult without Horizon 2020, Erasmus, Euratom and EMA.

Difficult without freedom of movement for staff and students.

Difficult without home fees for EU students.

Difficult without a well-staffed and well-equipped NHS to support clinical innovation.

Difficult with Brexit.
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3 Oct 19
The Brexit debate has been,and still is, dominated by oversimplifying, populist and misleading phrases that don't describe the actual situation or offer any real solution.

"Will of the people"
"Global Britain"
"Take back control"

What's your example of #MeaninglessBrexitWaffle?
"Let's get Brexit done."

#MeaninglessBrexitWaffle
"Biggest democratic exercise in history."

#MeaninglessBrexitWaffle
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1 Oct 19
Well.
Just a little summary of the past two years.
"My mental health has deteriorated. There have been days when I’ve woken at 5am, my heart racing, and thought: What should I do? Are they going to deport me? Am I going to be detained?"

#hostileEnvironment #inLimbo
theguardian.com/healthcare-net…
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