Dear friends,

 

This morning I gave a speech to the City of Westminster College entitled; 'Ending the gap between classroom and career: Labour’s next steps in skills and higher education reform'

See the full text below:

Ending the gap between classroom and career: Labour’s next steps in skills and higher education reform

Speech by Liam Byrne MP, Labour’s Shadow Minister for Universities, Science and Skills

 

Dear friends,

 

To coincide with the visit of the Chinese Premier Li Keqiang I spoke with a journalist from one of the leading Chinese news agencies - Xinhua News Agency.

 

The interview and subsequent piece has been picked up by a number of Chinese news outlets, for example here, but you can read the text here below:

My article in the Yorkshire post, 13 September 2013

Only a Yorkshire firm would have the chutzpah to sell tea to China. Yet, nearly 10 years ago, that was the deal delivered by Taylors of Harrogate, the makers of Yorkshire Tea, which dispatched its first £30,000-worth of flavoured teas to Shanghai. It was an auspicious sign for the future – and it’s the kind of story we need to hear far more.

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