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Mike Russell should halt the histrionics over colleges

November 12, 2012 11:18 AM
Originally published by Scottish Liberal Democrats

The Liberal Democrats have called on the Education Secretary, Michael Russell, to withdraw his demands for the resignation of the chairman of Stow College.

Commenting, Scottish Liberal Democrat education spokesperson Liam McArthur MSP said:

"Michael Russell should halt the histrionics and withdraw his demands for a resignation.

"The Education Secretary's crumbling relationship with the college sector has been laid bare as he would sooner point to concealed bugs attempting to thwart his plans than accept Mr Ramsay's explanation and apology.

"The Scottish Government's regionalisation plans are going to fail if the Education Secretary continues to treat the sector with suspicion and contempt. By censoring details of meetings with Scotland's colleges, Mr Russell risks signalling that his reforms are a one-way street".