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conceded in an interview with GeorgeGale in April 1974 that research
now indicated that ‘we were inclined, 20 years ago, to exaggerate the
effect of education, taken alone, on people’s life chances’ (Crosland Papers:
There was a growing feeling that the move to comprehensives had not
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55 Eric Shaw, The Labour Party Since 1979: Crisis and Transformation (London: Routledge, 1994), p. 195.
56 Livingstone, You Can’t Say That, p. 121.
57 Livingstone, You Can’t Say That, p. 182.
58 GeorgeGale, ‘Whites Have Rights, Too’, Daily Express, 25 April 1985, p. 8.
59 Ronald Butt, ‘After the GLC, a Greek