College chief who taped minister says he is being coerced to force resignation
A Glasgow college chief who secretly taped a meeting with Education Secretary Michael Russell has defied calls for his resignation and accused the minister of using "coercion" to try to force him to quit.
A Glasgow college chief who secretly taped a meeting with Education Secretary Michael Russell has defied calls for his resignation and accused the minister of using \"coercion\" to try to force him to quit.
Education Secretary Michael Russell
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By Paul Hutcheon and Tom Gordon
Stow College chairman Kirk Ramsay said it was "outside the law" for a minister to interfere with his organisation and insisted he had done nothing wrong.
He added that other individuals at the meeting, to discuss restructuring in the further education (FE) sector, had also taped proceedings. The sector is facing savage cuts of £73 million to teaching budgets, a reduction in student numbers and more than 1000 job losses.
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