One of the most important roles in the government as the UK embarks on its new global journey is the role of Secretary of Commerce.
Whether Alok Sharma stays in his place or there is a new incumbent, the historically sub-octane Department of Corporate, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) will be responsible for developing a new approach to technology, innovation and climate change.
It must recognize the importance of science, R&D, and our major research-based universities. Everything will be central to the cause if the government is to achieve the vision of a prosperous UK outside the EU.
Under the flag: The government must recognize the importance of science, research and development, and our major research-based universities