Boris Johnson says the Erasmus scheme isn’t under threat. Do you trust him? | Layla Moran

The Erasmus mobility scheme changes young people’s lives. The Lib Dems will fight relentlessly to keep it.

I never thought I’d see a student exchange programme trend on Twitter. People have told stories of studying and working abroad through Erasmus, sharing tales of friendships built, skills learned, and lives changed. Why? Because MPs voted against my amendment to keep the UK in Erasmus after the Brexit transition period. And people are angry.

The benefits of Erasmus are sobvious to the thousands of people who take part in the programme. Each year, more than 17,000 students at UK universities study or work abroad as part of their degree. They go because Erasmus has made studying abroad attractive and affordable. The EU gives them a monthly living grant, with young people from low-income backgrounds receiving higher bursaries and travel grants.

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