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"Justine, Justine, Justine, Justine, please don't hurt us just because you can."

"Justine, Justine, Justine, Justine, please don't hurt us just because you can."

A college boss has channelled his "inner Dolly Parton" in a plea for more further education (FE) funding.

Ian Pryce, principal of Bedford College, recorded a version of Parton's song Jolene, changing the lyrics to Justine, and aiming it at the Education Secretary Justine Greening.

One line begs: "Justine, Justine, Justine, Justine, please don't hurt us just because you can."

The Department for Education has not yet commented on the song.

Mr Pryce recorded his version of the Country and Western classic to draw attention to what he considers to be an unfair funding deal for the further education sector.

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