Labour Peer Lord Bassam of Brighton on his week in politics
We currently receive €1 billion a year in grants from Horizon 2020. Unless we can secure a good research and development deal with the EU after Brexit, our influence will suffer, writes Lord Bassam.
Increasing numbers of hungry children are going without a daily nutritious hot meal, says Lord Bassam.
The decline of the British seaside is far from inevitable or a permanent feature. But we need to invest in better connectivity and a more inclusive economic model that spreads wealth and opportunity, writes Lord Bassam
We know how to tackle poverty, especially child poverty. But it requires political will and a better informed public debate about its causes and effects, writes Lord Bassam
The story of Alfie Dingley forced ministers to sit up and take notice. But there is more to do to get the use of medicinal cannabis widely and legally available, writes Lord Bassam
The culture that has been allowed to seep into the fabric of many of our public institutions should shame us all. Putting it right will take more than warm words, writes Lord Bassam
After a long haul quizzing a ‘Truckers Tax’, and ploughing through UK poverty stats, government gets its just deserts as Lord Bassam’s free school meals motion passes