Last week there was a hearing in the Women’s Rights and Gender Equality Committee on the subject of women with disabilities. I was interviewed by Quadrant about the many difficulties women with disabilities face across Europe. You can listen to the interview using the audio player below.
As part of my campaign to gain support for my written declaration increasing vaccinations to ensure immunisation, I was interviewed by Georg von Harrach of Quadrant for UK local radio stations. I am part of a generation which saw the benefits of mass immunisation leading to the eradication of smallpox. I feel strongly that we need to extend the immunisations taken as normal in Britain, to the rest of the world. The interview lasts 5 and a half minutes.
I have blogged before about the importance of language learning, particularly in the UK where enthusiam for language subjects such as French and Spanish is in rapid decline. While English remains the international language, demand for linguists is soaring. There can be no doubt that British businesses will lose out if they do not make an effort to overcome language barriers.
I recently took part in an interview, organised by Quadrant, to debate this issue. You can watch it online here.
The UK must do more to ensure that we communicate better with our European partners. This will be good for political relations, but will also have significant educational and cultural benefits for young people.