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1 hour ago, Anna B said:

At least the Labour party tries to address these inequalities, whereas the Tory party just perpetuates them.

Yep, old Labour and their "private schools are bad, but we'll send our kids to them anyway"

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5 minutes ago, Caswall said:

So you think criticizing a public figure is the same as making personal swipes at a poster in debate? 

 

Ah.

 

Now I understand. You were criticising. 
 

Mister M was making personal swipes.

 

Silly me.

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Good that one of us is learning.

 

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9 minutes ago, Caswall said:

Good that one of us is learning.

 

Let’s hope so.

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5 hours ago, Anna B said:

At least the Labour party tries to address these inequalities, whereas the Tory party just perpetuates them.

Then tell us how the Labour Party has differentiated itself in how it has tried to address education inequalities, apart from dragging everyone who can't afford a private education down the the level of comprehensive schools. If we're on topic, you can also explain how the Conservatives haven't by comparison.

 

The last I noticed, the Conservatives were handing out A* qualifications to kids without them having to go to the trouble of exams, coursework, or even the inconvenience of doing lessons. 

 

Looking forward to this one. :) 

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23 minutes ago, Tony said:

Then tell us how the Labour Party has differentiated itself in how it has tried to address education inequalities, apart from dragging everyone who can't afford a private education down the the level of comprehensive schools. If we're on topic, you can also explain how the Conservatives haven't by comparison.

 

Looking forward to this one. :) 

The Sure Start children's centres programme, introduced in 1999 by the last Labour government, has had its spending cut by two-thirds since 2010 and more than 500 centres have officially been closed.

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I am getting extremely tired of the “High Skills,High Wage” mantra.

All jobs require some skills from carers ,fork lift drivers,etc etc to rocket scientists and brain surgeons.

Not all skills translate to high earnings.

It’s just empty rhetoric 

We have spent decades encouraging kids into further education and have a surfeit of graduates and a shortage of drivers ,nurses,carers and tradesmen.

Short term government thinking is led by the short term political ambition

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19 hours ago, El Cid said:

The Sure Start children's centres programme, introduced in 1999 by the last Labour government, has had its spending cut by two-thirds since 2010 and more than 500 centres have officially been closed.

It would have been interesting to know what would have happened if Labour had won in 2010.

 

Alistair Darling: we will cut deeper than Margaret Thatcher
Thinktank warns of 'two parliaments of pain' with spending slashed by 25% to repair black hole in finances

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2010/mar/25/alistair-darling-cut-deeper-margaret-thatcher

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56 minutes ago, RJRB said:

I am getting extremely tired of the “High Skills,High Wage” mantra.

All jobs require some skills from carers ,fork lift drivers,etc etc to rocket scientists and brain surgeons.

Not all skills translate to high earnings.

It’s just empty rhetoric 

We have spent decades encouraging kids into further education and have a surfeit of graduates and a shortage of drivers ,nurses,carers and tradesmen.

Short term government thinking is led by the short term political ambition

It's like the idea of getting every school leaver to go to university to study watered down courses after scraping an E in a single A level hasn't worked well in the long run isn't it.

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1 hour ago, RJRB said:

I am getting extremely tired of the “High Skills,High Wage” mantra.

The "high skill, high wage" is particularly dishonest in the context of Brexit where the main effect, at least in the short term, is "same or lower skill, high wage" because Brexit has created a shortage in particular areas where none existed before.

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1 hour ago, RJRB said:

I am getting extremely tired of the “High Skills,High Wage” mantra.

All jobs require some skills from carers ,fork lift drivers,etc etc to rocket scientists and brain surgeons.

Not all skills translate to high earnings.

It’s just empty rhetoric 

We have spent decades encouraging kids into further education and have a surfeit of graduates and a shortage of drivers ,nurses,carers and tradesmen.

Short term government thinking is led by the short term political ambition

The by product of high skills/high wages would surely be increased immigration as well. I agree that certain jobs - carers, hgv drivers, - are more skilled than are credited (look at damage people do who aren't good at those jobs) but there are jobs that people wont do and will require immigrants.

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