Stop the attacks on academics: Donelan must go!

The Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology Michelle Donelan recently attacked individual academics on social media, making false and egregious accusations that she has since been forced to retract. She has failed to apologise to those she attacked and instead has sought to hide behind her department rather than taking personal responsibility for her phenomenal error of judgment.

This situation has rightly caused deep concern across the academic community. The Secretary of State no longer retains the confidence of those working in higher education and has shown to be unable to uphold the good standards of professional conduct that her post warrants. She must resign.

We the undersigned call on the Secretary of State to issue a full and formal apology to the individuals that she attacked, ensure the taxpayer is not paying the price for her mistakes, and resign her position.

Stop the attacks on academics: Donelan must go!

The Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology Michelle Donelan recently attacked individual academics on social media, making false and egregious accusations that she has since been forced to retract. She has failed to apologise to those she attacked and instead has sought to hide behind her department rather than taking personal responsibility for her phenomenal error of judgment.

This situation has rightly caused deep concern across the academic community. The Secretary of State no longer retains the confidence of those working in higher education and has shown to be unable to uphold the good standards of professional conduct that her post warrants. She must resign.

We the undersigned call on the Secretary of State to issue a full and formal apology to the individuals that she attacked, ensure the taxpayer is not paying the price for her mistakes, and resign her position.

%%your signature%%

380 signatures

Share this with your friends & colleagues:

Signed:
380
Heidi Dawson-Hobbis
 
379
Matthew Burns
 
378
Greville Corbett
 
377
Justin Randell
 
376
Jonathan Purcell
 
375
Carolyn Lyle
 
374
Anne Rattray
 
373
Simon Briggs
 
372
Dario Lolli
 
371
Viv Kendon
 
370
Michaela Ross
 
369
Richard Musgrove
 
368
Jennet Thomas
 
367
Caroline Hewitt
 
366
Catherine Walsh
 
365
Stephanie Bowry
 
364
Christel Schneider
 
363
Nicola Edwards
 
362
Tim Brooks
 
361
Nikolaos Diamantis
 
360
Rachel Long
 
359
Dionysios Kapaskis
 
358
Samantha Youles
 
357
Paul Birbeck
 
356
Ben Egan
 
355
Cristina Douglas
 
354
Neil Lamont
 
353
Daniel Guillery
 
352
David Alker
 
351
David Chillingworth
 
350
jill Maben
 
349
Leslie Huckfield
 
348
Graham Gamblin
 
347
Jonte Hance
 
346
Mark Perry
 
345
Caroline Cooke
 
344
Adrian Walters
 
343
Fintan Dineen
 
342
Andrew Clements
 
341
Bethany Shiner
 
340
Adrian Allen
 
339
Joe O'Connell
 
338
Dan Jones
 
337
Janet Welsh
 
336
Brian Roberts
 
335
Rupert Waldron
 
334
Texeira Briggs-Graham
 
333
Judith Bryan
 
332
Steph Hay
 
331
Kevin McSorley
 
330
Christina Lawrence
 
329
Tom Andrews
 
328
Paul Hurley
 
327
Alex Latham-Gambi
 
326
Chris Lloyd Mills
 
325
Patricia Montenegro
 
324
Kate Brown
 
323
Donna Chambers
 
322
William Crosby
 
321
Justine Mercer
 
320
Neil Macfarlane
 
319
Annette Kratz
 
318
Helen Kingstone
 
317
Paul Storey
 
316
Jonathan Wood
 
315
Ophira Gamliel
 
314
Luke Churchill
 
313
Irene D'Amico
 
312
Karen Thomas
 
311
Richard Clements
 
310
Ali Raiss-Tousi
 
309
Robert Knight
 
308
Simon Waldman
 
307
Neil Turner
 
306
William Pawlett
 
305
William Orr
 
304
Lydia Wysocki
 
303
Rebecca Cresswell
 
302
Tim King
 
301
tansy spinks
 
300
Richard Dunn
 
299
Jeff Smith
 
298
Roberto Minardi
 
297
Nikki Hayfield
 
296
Jenny Fairbrass
 
295
Mike Howard
 
294
Helen Kempster
 
293
Marketa Caravolas
 
292
Isobel Roele
 
291
Michael Starrs
 
290
YJ Erden
 
289
Nikolaos Diamantis
 
288
James Adams
 
287
Luis Delgado
 
286
Markku Nivalainen
 
285
Carolina Silveira
 
284
Matthew Carn
 
283
Dharminder Chuhan
 
282
Beatrice Smyth
 
281
Katie Severn
 
280
Dan Maguire
 
279
Emily Hart
 
278
Daniel Morse
 
277
Alex Nightingale
 
276
Darren ELLIOTT-SMITH
 
275
Peter Goddard
 
274
Joy Prince
 
273
Chrisopher Andrew
 
272
Daniele Girardi
 
271
Jo Ingold
 
270
Sandy Fraser
 
269
David Howcroft
 
268
Tamara Mulherin
 
267
Rebecca Roberts
 
266
Ian Harris
 
265
Patricia Prieto Blanco
 
264
Jonathan Saha
 
263
Lorraine Agu
 
262
Stefan Hunt
 
261
Julie Hearn
 
260
David Wilson
 
259
Alex Marshall
 
258
Vashti Galpin
 
257
Sabina Belim
 
256
Rachel White
 
255
Sophia Woodman
 
254
Freddy Heppell
 
253
Cedric Lacey
 
252
Umut Erel
 
251
Adele Bezuidenhout
 
250
Lewis Mates
 
249
Dan Lewis
 
248
Robert Hartley
 
247
Lamina Miah
 
246
Avril Jane Moore
 
245
Ian Hewitt
 
244
Natalie Sedacca
 
243
Joan Harris
 
242
Gianamar Giovannetti-Singh
 
241
Anna Judson
 
240
Songhong Chenny
 
239
Michael Pritchard
 
238
Suresh Nesaratnam
 
237
Allie Kerper
 
236
Lyla Mehta
 
235
Shaerdan Shataer
 
234
Chloe M Skinner
 
233
Poppy Leeder
 
232
Simon Rees
 
231
Chris Downs
 
230
Keith Richard Hallam
 
229
Santiago Ripoll
 
228
Kevin Harding
 
227
Jo Bunkle
 
226
Martin Dewey-Findell
 
225
Abigail Boucher
 
224
Simon Bowie
 
223
Hilde Stephansen
 
222
Charles Wilson
 
221
Sabina Lovibond
 
220
Laura Kormos
 
219
Nik Matheou
 
218
Mary Senior
 
217
Anne Jay
 
216
Rowan Campbell
 
215
Rachel Granger
 
214
Joe Street
 
213
Gargi Bhattacharyya
 
212
Nicola DeVeaux
 
211
Alan Brier
 
210
Tonia Kazakopoulou
 
209
Luay Salman
 
208
Kate Davison
 
207
Julia Molinari
 
206
stewart collinson
 
205
Tag Hudaib
 
204
Alan Whitaker
 
203
Angus McNelly
 
202
Martin Lalpekhlua Blah
 
201
Gemma Raggett
 
200
L S Frost
 
199
Michael Hancock
 
198
Sue Roberts
 
197
Debi Morris
 
196
Julian Carter
 
195
Stella Millburn
 
194
Dana Lungu
 
193
Linda Rooney
 
192
Les Levidow
 
191
Mahvish Ahmad
 
190
sharon Jagger
 
189
M Cudlip
 
188
Dr Marian Mayer
 
187
S Cullen
 
186
Richard Wild
 
185
Max de Bono
 
184
Alisha Biggs
 
183
Ruth Postlethwaite
 
182
Tanzeela Khalid
 
181
donna brown
 
180
Surinder Kaur
 
179
David Dowdle
 
178
Nicholas Lawrence
 
177
Susan Fitzpatrick
 
176
Sabiha Allouche
 
175
Eeva Sointu
 
174
Shagofta Noreen
 
173
Gavyn Graham
 
172
Alexander John
 
171
Victoria Araj
 
170
Eleni Loukopoulou
 
169
Anthony Bracuti
 
168
Gavin Schwartz-Leeper
 
167
Mark Stuart-Smith
 
166
Aeisha Ali
 
165
Roberto Bondesan
 
164
Heidi Shaw
 
163
Oktawiusz Gruszczyński
 
162
Tracie Farrell
 
161
Jol Thoms
 
160
Ana Redondo
 
159
Anil Sindhwani
 
158
Jakob Bro-Jorgensen
 
157
Anna Kristina Hultgren
 
156
Tanya Serisier
 
155
Sarah West
 
154
Syed Mustafa Ali
 
153
Angela Daly
 
152
Catherine Charrett
 
151
Nicholas Freestone
 
150
Anastasia Shaw
 
149
Gareth Dale
 
148
Evelyn Strongylakou
 
147
Dario Carugo
 
146
Jordan Osserman
 
145
Wojciech Dmochowski
 
144
Clément Mouhot
 
143
Caleb Day
 
142
Dylan Carver
 
141
Anne Alexander
 
140
Uracha Chatrakul Na Ayudhya
 
139
Khursheed Wadia
 
138
Emilio Zucchetti
 
137
Nimi Hoffmann
 
136
Esther McIntosh
 
135
Dave Greenhalf
 
134
Carlos Azevedo
 
133
Dora Wigglesworth
 
132
Matthew Evans
 
131
JOHN GOUGH
 
130
Christina Delistathi
 
129
Izzat Darwazeh
 
128
Justin Paterson
 
127
Ann van Allen-Russell
 
126
N Vittal
 
125
Michael Fay
 
124
Abelardo Clariana-Piga
 
123
Goronwy Davies
 
122
Iain Sutcliffe
 
121
John Creaser
 
120
Alan Bundy
 
119
Jessie Bustillos
 
118
Matthew Stanley
 
117
Naomi Smith
 
116
Denys Turner
 
115
Deirdre Luckie
 
114
John Margetts
 
113
Brendan Quinn
 
112
Catriona Connell
 
111
Andrew Shail
 
110
Sara Scott
 
109
Michael Costen
 
108
Markus Wohlfeil
 
107
Lee McFarlane
 
106
Martin Giddey
 
105
Colin Berry
 
104
TREVOR DANCE
 
103
Susan Mulcahy
 
102
Eric Olson
 
101
Ann Lander
 
100
George Nicholson
 
99
Alistair Hunter
 
98
Aidan Westwood
 
97
Henry Dore
 
96
Laura Walker
 
95
Jeremy Rickard
 
94
Hartmut Logemann
 
93
Lorna Lloyd
 
92
Oliver Bond
 
91
Jonathan Hamilton
 
90
Les Proll
 
89
Stephen Hurt
 
88
warren gratton
 
87
Ozge Dilaver
 
86
Emma Cavell
 
85
Laurence Fletcher
 
84
Tanja van Mourik
 
83
Evgenij Belikov
 
82
Deana Heath
 
81
Derek Mottershead
 
80
Jane Smith
 
79
Sarah Whitehouse
 
78
Bob Milward
 
77
Sarah Kunz
 
76
Stewart Eames
 
75
John Carroll
 
74
Matthew Lariviere
 
73
Nicholas Hamlyn
 
72
Patrick White
 
71
Leanne Wake
 
70
John Stephen Elmore
 
69
Lawson Armstrong
 
68
Jim McCambridge
 
67
Andy Harrod
 
66
Lina Aghajanian
 
65
Ruth Pearce
 
64
Vincent Gaine
 
63
Vickie Sala Arslan
 
62
Rachelle Corker
 
61
Emily Alexander
 
60
Martin Pennington
 
59
Denise Teasdale
 
58
Tessa Wright
 
57
Chris Donahue
 
56
Mark Hagen
 
55
Voirrey Hampson
 
54
Lisa Bolland
 
53
Zafar Bashir
 
52
Delia Lomax
 
51
Adam Hansen
 
50
Ann Marie Condron
 
49
Liz Fouksman
 
48
sareen galbraith
 
47
Zoe Groves
 
46
James Robinson
 
45
Stephen Connolly
 
44
Sharon Nangle
 
43
Andreas Buerki
 
42
Jane Pilston
 
41
Timothy Radnor
 
40
Anne Rattray
 
39
Mark Berry
 
38
Anthony Saliba
 
37
James Todd
 
36
Angelo Brieussel
 
35
Marek Szuba
 
34
Ivo Siekmann
 
33
Poulami Somanya Ganguly
 
32
Michael White
 
31
Jamie Allinson
 
30
Lewis Jones
 
29
Mark Gardiner
 
28
Daniel Gardener
 
27
Michael Houlden
 
26
Ambrose Lee
 
25
Dr Katarzyna Falecka
 
24
Nic Shaw
 
23
Dan Thomson
 
22
Liz Gloyn
 
21
Karoliina Ollikainen
 
20
Elia Valentini
 
19
Katharine Hodgson
 
18
Charlotte Curle
 
17
Jim Kinchesh
 
16
jenny phillimore
 
15
Bridget Fowler
 
14
Jimena Gorfinkiel
 
13
Estelle Derclaye
 
12
Don Knox
 
11
Grace Coomer
 
10
Guy Russell
 
9
Delfina Uszynska
 
8
Gertjan Lucas
 
7
Douglas Cairns
 
6
Georgios Argyropoulos
 
5
Tony Carbery
 
4
david barlow
 
3
Bethany Simmonds
 
2
Alexandra Kokoli
 
1
Adrian Whittaker