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Can Labour get your children into work?

The party's vocational education ideas are eye-catching, but need a little more thought

By Laura McInerney  

Vocational education has become a major issue, and one nobody knows how to solve—not even down-with-the-workers Labour. They’re still going to try though. Not least because it works well as part of Ed Miliband’s “we’re going to do the right thing” narrative, which neatly contrasts with Cameron’s “we’re going to do the tough thing.”

Labour’s education manifesto, which the party launched today in London, reflects that. Don’t get misty-eyed: the party’s education policies are not about “aspiration,” they…

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