The UK is being taken over by the same right-wing nuttiness that has infected us for the last 30 years. David Cameron is as big a teacher basher as you will find, but that just makes sense: the entire "reform" movement is about diverting attention away from the failure of elites to serve the rest of society while they continue to amass big piles of wealth for themselves. The UK and the US are no different in having to confront the mess conservatives have left us.
The fact is you can't give people decent health care, good jobs, and retirements with dignity unless you tax the wealthy at reasonable rates. The experiments that Reagan and Thatcher started in oligarchy have ended in miserable failure; it's time to wrap them up and get back to being real societies that actually take care of their citizens again.