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Labour promises comprehensive and cooperative university

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Outlining Labour’s vision for a National Education Service, shadow education secretary Angela Rayner vowed to deliver a “comprehensive and cooperative” university system.

Addressing delegates in a keynote speech at the Labour Party conference in Brighton on 22 September, Rayner said the party 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”.

“This is the heart of the national education service—the fundamental belief that education is a right for all, not just a privileged few,” she said.

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