Labour: School cuts show PM is kicking away ladders of opportunity for young people

Stephen Twigg MP, shadow education secretary, responds to figures released today which show education funding faces biggest spending reduction since the 1950s:

"The news that the Tory-led government is to make the largest cut to the education budget since the 1950s shows that David Cameron is out of touch with parents – and that George Osborne is set to break his promise to provide a real increase in money for schools.

"This new blow to young people from this government comes on top of cuts to Sure Start, the abolition of EMA, the trebling of tuition fees and the closure of career advice services across the country. By cutting too far and too fast, the Prime Minister is kicking away the ladders of opportunity for young people and is stopping the next generation from getting on."