Lost clause?

28th January 2000 at 00:00
Still on controversial regulations, the Rev Ewan Aitken, Edinburgh's education vice-convener, last week found himself defending the city's hostile stance against the Educational Institute of Scotland over dismissing teachers.

George Rubienski, union rep on the edcation committee, wanted to remove the fourth recommendation in a paper, which blamed the union for a legal debacle.

Aitken was having none of it and observed caustically: "It's quite bizarre for a member of the Labour Party to be discussing Clause 4."

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