In the “I’ll believe it when I see it” category is this:

BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | UK to invest long-term in science:

Chancellor Gordon Brown has announced a long-term plan of investment in science education and hi-tech industry in his pre-budget report.

Mr Brown said that in order to succeed in the global economy, Britain needed to build on its “scientific genius”.

I’ve seen the salaries offered to our PhD graduates. It’s pathetic. Why bother educating more scientists, if the only decent salaries are working for multi-national conglomerates? That’s hardly going to help build Britain’s “scientific genius”.