Why let the facts stand in the way of a good speech?

Anne Milton’s address to a conference in Abu Dhabi showed the outlook for UK apprenticeships and skills is bright – so long as you overlook certain facts

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“Among my proudest achievements, I’d like to highlights the UK’s excellence at producing world-beating cold remedies, P45s and self-adhesive plastic letters,” Theresa May most definitely didn’t say after her cringeworthy appearance at the Conservative Party conference earlier this month. After all, why would anyone voluntarily flag up their biggest embarrassments in a public arena?

That’s a pertinent question for our very own apprenticeships and skills minister, Anne Milton. Speaking at a conference taking place alongside WorldSkills 2017 in Abu Dhabi this week, Milton brought up the touchy ...

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