Politics Weekly: The ‘Brexit’ Trials: Crisis of Authority: Faces of the English Revolution: PART 6

Reporting, Base Camp, Tottenham, London

Saturday 15 June , 2019

PART VI

EDUCATION

‘The main hope of a nation lies in the proper education of its youths.’ -Haile Selassie.

‘The upward course of a nation’s history is due in the long run to the soundness of heart of its average men and women.’ –Queen Elizabeth

Labour’s passion for education would eventually bare fruit, but in the early days it was opposed by the nobility that it had come from.

The truly conservative people, didn’t want all people going to school and receiving the same education.

Raising university tuition fees from 3,000 per year to 9,000 per year, was scathing for the Labour Party.

Jeremy Corbyn wanted young people who could do more than just read or write, who would become diplomats, scientists, engineers and most notably, doctors for the NHS.

But he had to start with the basics.

The Labour Party used to visit many schools and universities across the UK, giving incentives, encouraging students to learn.

They were giving incentives by giving students finance, to pay for their education, their tuition fees, living costs, accommodation and to pay for books.

As well as free school meals, clothes and sanitary towels for primary and secondary school students.

Their visits with students, showed the early priority they were putting on modernising education, both within London and the rest of the UK.

 

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