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Toby Young resigns.

Toby Young resigns.

Toby Young has resigned from the board of a new university regulator after criticism over controversial comments.

Writing for the Spectator, Mr Young said his appointment had "become a distraction" from the "vital work" of the Office for Students.

The right-wing journalist unreservedly apologised for past comments he said were "ill-judged or just plain wrong".

The OfS chairman said Mr Young was "right" to quit and his remarks were "not in line" with the body's values.

Sir Michael Barber said he had done some "good work" in education and to promote greater social mobility.

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