Divine deliverance for Dr Sam

15th September 2000 at 01:00
DR SAM'S Survival Remedies - blame the bad air at the Scottish Qualifications Authority - are continuing to fight off the resignation virus. The clamour for the head of the Education Minister and former quack was incessant even prior to the famous BBC Scotland inquest three weeks ago.

Researchers phoned up the great and the good to appear on the programme to denounce the fiasco, crisis, shambles etc and demand blood.

Ann Hill, chief executive of the Scottish School BoardAssociation, and an old sparring partner, declined, however. She was having dinner with the new minister.

The researcher gasped. "Has he gone already? Has Galbraith been sacked?"

"No, he's a fellow Shetlander and he's coming to a new parish," Hill explained, ecclesiastically.

A narrow escape for Dr Sam, who took the opportunity of Hill's absence to question her attendance record elsewhere - that is, as a less than wholly diligent member of the SQA itself.

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