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Stephen Hawking says Britain should stay in the EU

Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - 01:00

British physicist Stephen Hawking warns against Britain leaving the European Union, saying ''Gone are the days where we can stand on our own against the world.'' Rough Cut - Subtitled (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT - SUBTITLED (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: British theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking warned that Britain would be isolated if it votes to leave the EU, in a television interview broadcast on Tuesday (May 31). "Gone are the days where we can stand on our own against the world. We need to be of a larger group of nations both for our security and trade. The possibility of leaving the EU has already led to a sharp fall in the pound because the markets thought that it would damage our economy," Hawking told Good Morning Britain. Hawking added that leaving the 28--nation bloc would damage funding for science and research and restrict the movement of people, stifling innovation. "Without this exchange we would become more culturally isolated and insular and ultimately more remote from where progress is being made," he said.

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Stephen Hawking says Britain should stay in the EU

Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - 01:00