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'It's 21st century bloodsport': Columnist tracks down Oxford student 'hounded out' of UK

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13 May 2022, 15:15 | Updated: 13 May 2022, 15:19

By Tim Dodd

Guardian columnist Aditya Chakrabortty tells James O'Brien of his catchup with the Oxford student who was "hounded out" of Britain following a controversial vote to ban the Queen's picture from his common room.

Matthew Katzman was president of the postgraduates’ middle common room (MCR) at Magdalen College Oxford where students overwhelmingly voted to remove a portrait of the Queen to make members "feel welcome" according to Political website Guido Fawkes, with one student said to have commented that "patriotism and colonialism are not really separable".

Matthew left the UK following a backlash over the decision and is now doing his PhD in America as he "no longer feels able to come back........


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