* The college was the most important deliverer of education in the country to ethnic minority people and its closure was a gross act of institutional racism. It will cost around pound;60 million to close it.
* Te setting up of Wolverhampton College occurred through a series of dubious measures which call into question its legitimacy.
* The present governors have failed to meet recruitment targets, the needs of either their staff or the local community. Their blatant attempts to stifle all criticism - exemplified by their bid to threaten and then eject from the annual meeting the 82-year-old spokesperson of the Friends - suggest they are not fit to govern the college.
Dr George Barnsby
Friends of Bilston Community College, Wolverhampton