Public spending on schools in no danger

by Emily

In his latest address to the labour party, Prime Minister Gordon Brown has pledged not to cut spending on schools and other places of education. In addition to this, he has also promised vital work experience opportunities for young school leavers who are looking for work, more university places to be made available and a marked increase in apprenticeships and internships.

"We will ensure school leavers training, guarantee the young unemployed work experience, expand university places and to increase, not cut, the apprenticeships we need." He commented to the party conference, "And for all those mums and dads who struggle to juggle work and home, I am proud to announce today that by reforming tax relief we will by the end of the next parliament be able to give the parents of a quarter of a million two-year-olds free childcare for the first time."

He also revealed details of a new scheme that will help young teenage Mums in raising their babies correctly. "It's time to address a problem that for too long has gone unspoken, the number of children having children. For it cannot be right, for a girl of sixteen, to get pregnant, be given the keys to a council flat and be left on her own. From now on all 16 and 17-year-old parents who get support from the taxpayer will be placed in a network of supervised homes. These shared homes will offer not just a roof over their heads, but a new start in life where they learn responsibility and how to raise their children properly."