After a year of severe disruption to children’s education, the government slamming the door on eTwinning is just a further blow to broadening their horizons. At the beginning of February, the government announced its plans for the Turing Scheme, the replacement to Erasmus+. At first sight, it certainly appears to be pretty thin gruel. ButContinue reading “Link…Listen…Learn”


When the government’s plans to cease the UK’s involvement with Erasmus+ attracted immediate criticism, a number of Conservative MPs began attacking the current scheme and claiming that its replacement (Turing) would be far better. One of these was David Johnston, the Wantage MP, who claimed in his Spectator article that Erasmus+ was only beneficial forContinue reading “MY ERASMUS…”

Erasmus – Why Change A Winning Formula?

At the end of last year, David Johnston, who replaced Ed Vaizey as Wantage MP in 2019, wrote a piece for The Spectator, outlining what he believed were the shortcomings of the Erasmus scheme – and why the government’s proposed replacement (Turing) would be so much better. In this article, Dr Alice Prochaska* counters hisContinue reading “Erasmus – Why Change A Winning Formula?”

The EU/UK Trade Deal – A First Look

A UK DEMOCRATIC DEFICIT The Government’s Summary document of the UK-EU Trade and Co-operation Agreement (Summary) provides slim pickings for anyone looking for legal detail. This is largely because, as a package for the economy and our region, it won’t bear scrutiny and the Government has again resorted to presentation above substance. Whatever happens inContinue reading “The EU/UK Trade Deal – A First Look”