Teachers forced out of schools at the centre of the "Trojan horse" allegations in Birmingham could sue the council for failing in its "duty of care" towards them, an MP claims.

At least 12 senior staff, mostly heads, were banned from speaking out as part of their six-figure payoffs. Some say they were bullied, intimidated and threatened over extremists' attempts to target state schools in the city.

Now Labour MP Khalid Mahmood claims the teachers deserve compens­ation after a report criticised Birmingham City Council's poor protection for whistleblowers.

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