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MP hits out at kilt ban.

A NATIONALIST MP has lodged a House of Commons motion in protest at Cambridge University's kilt ban.

Angus MP Mike Weir is demanding the university scraps the ban, which came in as part of a crackdown on national dress at graduation ceremonies.

He said: 'This dress code confirms many of the worst stereotypes of Cambridge as an arrogant, elitist institution.

'The kilt is worn with pride by Scots and people of Scottish descent in all parts of the world and has graced far greater stages than Cambridge graduation.'

Cambridge University yesterday admitted they were prepared to make exceptions for students who felt strongly about wearing national dress.
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Date:Mar 28, 2005
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