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Salmond apologises for misleading parliament over funding

Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond was forced to apologise for misleading parliament after figures he used to claim funding for Scottish colleges was increasing were proved wrong, the Scotsman reports.

According to the newspaper, Salmond said he was increasing funding and that this was “about as exact an answer as anybody has given to any parliament”. However, he had to backtrack shortly after as Labour produced figures from education secretary Mike Russell showing funding was actually falling.

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