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BOFFIN RESIGNS AFTER TAKING GADAFFI MONEY

In Uncategorized on March 4, 2011 at 12:03 pm

Professor Andrew Boffin resigned yesterday as deputy pro-vice Chancellor of the London School of Money, after accepting a £1.2 million donation from the Gadaffi family.

‘I made a serious error of judgment,’ he said. ‘I took money from a dictator shortly before the British government dropped him like a hot potato after years of coysing up together until wheels came off his rickety, corrupt regime. This was a serious failure of foresight.

‘As I now realise, the Gadaffi regime is every bit as bad as Hitler or Saddam, and should be treated in exactly the same way. That is to say: we should all have done serious business with Gadaffi as long as there was any money or power in it. Then, as soon as the game was up, we should all have pretended that we always hated him.

‘In fact, I did exactly that, like everyone else, but the timing was shocking and I got a bit wrong-footed. The result was that I fulfilled the first requirement diligently but fell rather short of minimum expected standards on the second. For that I have to take responsibility.’

Professor Boffin is taking up an advisory post on the newly-created board of BSkyB Independent.

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