Golliwog poster row for Edinburgh University group

THe university society has apologised. Picture: Cate Gillon
THe university society has apologised. Picture: Cate Gillon
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A UNIVERSITY society has apologised after a picture of a golliwog was used on a poster for a debate on political correctness.

The Edinburgh University Debates Union has now withdrawn the publicity for the debate, and said the image had been used as an example of a “highly offensive caricature”.

It was too late to stop one of their four debaters pulling out, however. Fred Mackintosh, an advocate and teaching fellow at Edinburgh University’s Centre for Professional Legal Studies, said use of the golliwog was “puerile and ill considered.”