Oxford University involved in Twitter row with David Lammy

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Oxford University has apologised to David Lammy after retweeting a post labelling his criticism "bitter".

The original tweet, sent by a student, was in response to the Labour MP saying Oxford was "a bastion of white, middle class, southern privilege".

Mr Lammy asked if the tweet represented the university's official position - at which point a senior staff member apologised and took responsibility.

Just 11% of last year's undergraduates were from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Oxford's director of public affairs, Ceri Thomas, said Mr…

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