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Conservative Party attacks Labour's education record

As Ed Miliband prepares to give a conference speech in which he will pledge that a Labour Government would carry out biggest shake-up of vocational education for a generation, the Conservative Party has attacked his party's education record.

Under Labour, we saw our country’s education system plummet down the global league tables, far fewer apprenticeships created than our competitors, and youth unemployment rising even before the boom turned to bust.

This Government is taking radical steps to create more good schools, reform vocational qualifications and create far more apprenticeships than Labour ever did. But Labour have opposed our reforms that will give our children the skills to compete in a world that has changed.

– A spokesperson for the Conservative Party.

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