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Labour looks to shake up HE sector

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Key policies could be thrown out if Corbyn takes power

The Labour Party has promised to shake up higher education to create a “comprehensive and cooperative” university system, ditching key policies of the past decade in a major reform.

Outlining Labour’s vision for a National Education Service at the party’s conference in Brighton last month, shadow education secretary Angela Rayner said a Labour government would recalibrate the economy both by “taxing privilege” and by re-investing in public services such as education to create a “new, universal basic service”.

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