Written by Student Rights on 3 March 2011 at 10pm

Sir Howard Davies has resigned after over a week of backlash over links to the Gaddafi regime

davies_1503177cStudent Rights first broke the story in the Guardian, then The Times and the Telegraph and even the New York Times swiftly picked it up.  Various groups spurred on by the revelations have applied both direct and indirect pressure which has clearly helped lead to this decision. 

Student Rights' petition attracted top level signatories and LSE alumni who used our work to make clear to Sir Howard their feelings about the Libyan links. Raheem Kassam, Director of Student Rights has said of the resignation, "It's a welcome decision.  Sir Howard's position was increasingly untenable and no doubt we haven't heard the end of this affair.  The external enquiry that will follow will certainly show that UK universities must adopt a moral approach to funding.  Many universities around the country are now also under investigation by us."

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