I was pleased to speak on Times Radio this weekend to discuss how Parliament really works and the need to work together cross-party in order to get things done. We don’t see the committee work that goes on behind the scenes where MPs from different parties discuss issues, analyse legislation, and develop new ideas. What we do see in the news and reported in newspapers is the confrontation – the jeering at PMQs, the anger at answers given during departmental question sessions.
On 24 December 2020, the Prime Minister announced that the UK would no longer participate in the Erasmus+ programme, and it would be replaced by the Turing Scheme. I was deeply disappointed by this. As a beneficiary of the Erasmus scheme, I know first hand the huge benefits of taking part.
Yesterday (20th April), I led a debate in Westminster Hall on the scope of the Turing Scheme, which will 'replace' the Erasmus+ programme. Read on to find my speech.