‘Black Bond’?

“I’ve always detested the phrase ‘Black Bond,’ I just don’t understand it.” So spoke Idris Elba in reply to the mentioning of his name in connection with the most successful film franchise in history. In an interview on ITV earlier this year, the star of The Wire and Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom, dismissed the […]

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Who’s Hugh’s for looking stupid?

St Hugh’s hasn’t had a good year of it. First the controversy over rejected postgrad Damien Shannon and the rules on financial guarantees, and now the scandal involving freshers blacking up to portray ‘Ni**as in Paris’ for a ‘Song Titles’ bop. For a college that likes to characterise itself as Wadham’s slightly less cool little […]

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Big Fat Gypsy lies

An interview with Bridget Deadman, who appeared on ‘Thelma’s Gypsy Girls’ (Channel 4), conducted by Amy Addison-Dunne, offer-holder at Ruskin College Before ‘ My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding’ was released, I will admit that I had never thought that deeply about the racial abuse and discrimination the Gypsy and Travellers’ community faced from non-Travellers. Unfortunately, […]

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