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.