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Labour says kids are being crammed “like sardines” into “super-sized” college courses, because it focuses its normal election marketing campaign on schooling.

Jeremy Corbyn mentioned 40,000 main age kids had been taught in courses of 36 or extra in England in 2016, blaming “damaged guarantees” by the federal government.

However the Tories mentioned the Labour chief’s feedback had been “a large personal purpose”.

They mentioned the Labour-led Welsh authorities had overseen will increase in school sizes in Wales.

In the meantime, Lib Dem chief Tim Farron is to focus on Conservative MPs who backed staying within the EU, difficult them to assist his bid to remain within the single market.

With beneath seven weeks to go till polling day, events are racing to pick out candidates and put together for the snap eight June election, introduced by Prime Minister Theresa Might on Monday.

Mr Corbyn, who insisted on Thursday that he can defy the polls and “change the route” of the election, has used Labour evaluation of Division for Training figures to give attention to schooling.

He mentioned: “The prime minister herself has mentioned that super-sized courses are proof of a faculty system in a disaster.

“And that is what we have on the Tories’ watch.

“College leaders and academics have mentioned that Tory cuts to high school budgets will imply class sizes will likely be compelled to develop even bigger. We can not danger our kids’s schooling on this manner.”

A Conservative spokeswoman dismissed Mr Corbyn’s feedback and identified that the variety of infants in massive courses had risen by 18% in three years in Wales.

“After all we’re not complacent in regards to the scenario in England,” she added.

“There’s extra to do and that is why we’re spending a document quantity on faculties – one thing we will afford to do due to our cautious administration of the nation’s funds.”

Elsewhere on the marketing campaign path on Friday, Mr Farron will problem Tory MPs who supported staying within the EU to oppose a so-called exhausting Brexit.

He’ll add: “If these Tory MPs reject these rules and again a tough Brexit manifesto, then folks will know that on the largest subject of the day they went lacking in motion.”


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By BBC political editor Laura Kuenssberg

Chalk and cheese. Black and white. Evening and day. Ying and yang.

Theresa Might and Jeremy Corbyn usually are not, repeat not, minimize from the identical material. Their elementary beliefs differ enormously. Their options for society’s issues are poles aside.

Politicians in opposing events are generally buddies throughout the boundaries. However it’s exhausting, extraordinarily exhausting, to think about the Labour chief and the Tory chief ever quietly having fun with a pootle around the Berkshire countryside of a weekend, or a cappuccino in Islington in a quiet second.

However proper at first of this election – whisper it – there’s something important they share.

Read Laura’s blog in full