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Tories split over whether they should seek post-election merger with Reform UK – UK politics live

Tories split over whether they should seek post-election merger with Reform UK – UK politics live



Lib Dems kick off manifesto launch week with pledges to fix NHS and social care while the Conservatives focus on post-election plansSign up for Election Edition, our UK general election newsletterBridget Phillipson, the shadow education secretary, this morning slapped down a shadow cabinet colleague who claimed that Labour’s plans to put VAT on private school fees could lead to overcrowding in state schools.In an interview with GB News yesterday, Emily Thornberry, the shadow attorney general, implied she was not bothered by the prospect of the policy leading to parents taking their children out of private schools and putting them in the state sector instead, driving class sizes up.And if we have to, in the short term, have larger classes, we have larger classes.I am afraid [what Thornberry said] just wasn’t right.Actually what we are seeing across the state sector is a falling number of pupils in our classrooms because of the falling birth rate, and there are fewer young people arriving at school. Continue reading…



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Author : Andrew Sparrow

Publish date : 2024-06-10 09:03:19

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