March 14, 2014

This Is Still Tony Blair's Britain

Amol Rajan, London Evening Standard

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On immigration and welfare reform, Blair’s populist instincts — often censored by his party — have now been unleashed. But the area where Blairism is thriving most is education. Michael Gove’s schools policy is Blairism on overdrive. Gove has often boasted of his political infatuation with Blair, and the free schools programme he champions is just Blair’s academies agenda without the malfunctioning brakes. As for universities, Blair staked his political capital on tuition fees, which were at first hugely unpopular. They won’t be abolished any time soon.

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