Jeremy Corbyn has urged the Government to “wake up” to the damage of education cuts and to end decades of under-investment which has led to a “productivity crisis” in the UK economy.

The Labour leader said in a keynote speech that the education system is in a perilous state “while the prospect of a bad Brexit deal threatens to exacerbate existing weaknesses in the economy.

At the Association of Colleges annual conference in Birmingham, he urged Chancellor Philip Hammond to use the Budget on November 22 to announce new investment in infrastructure, technology and training.

 

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