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Nobel prize-winner warns of 'really scary' EU exit

Nobel prize-winner, Sir Andre Geim, has told ITV News the prospect of Britain leaving the European Union is 'really scary'.

The physicist said he couldn't predict how things would be in 20 or 30 years time but warned it was "very short-sighted to rely on hope rather than scientific facts".

Sir Andre, who won the Nobel Prize for Physics in 2010 for his work on graphene, is one of thirteen laureates to sign a letter to the Daily Telegraph saying British research would be put in jeopardy by a vote to leave the EU.

But a prominent Leave campaigner, Iain Duncan Smith, has suggested the scientists may have been leaned on by EU bureaucrats, saying "those threats are complete rubbish and scientists shouldn't listen to them".