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Speech from the Launch of Oona's Campaign
Friday, 28 May 2010

Below is the full speech from the launch of Oona's campaign to become Labour's mayoral candidate.

Oona King
Speaking at Haverstock School, 26th May 2010

I’m delighted to be back here in the area I grew up, and at Haverstock, my old school. Today is the beginning of a journey that I hope will take me from Haverstock to City Hall.

But I’d also like to talk a bit about the journey’s you’ll take, and the journey’s you’ll make, in your lives.

If you took a helicopter and flew from Epping forest to the South Downs, from Rainham Marshes to Richmond park, what would you see? You’d see a citadel stretching in every direction, containing fantastic landmarks, a river running through it, and big green parks.

You’d see us: you, me, and our millions of neighbours – every shape, size and colour – injecting energy and vitality.

You’d see the city of London. My city. Your city. Our city. A truly wonderful, great city of the world. And it’s one I wish to be Mayor of.

Mixed Race, Mixed Blessing?
Saturday, 01 May 2010

Written by Oona King

WHITE supremacy is so last century. These days it’s on-trend to be a mixed-race supremacist. Unlike the BNP, mixed-race people can now point to an assortment of scientifically credible research that claims biological advantages to being mixed race. And that’s not to mention the anecdotal evidence citing young celebrities like Lewis Hamilton, Theo Walcott and Leona Lewis to prove the theory that mixed race people are healthier and prettier. If you spent your childhood being called a mongrel in the playground, the latest batch of research from Cardiff University’s School of Psychology may bring a smile to your face.

Oona King's interview with Gordon Brown
Sunday, 16 September 2007

Part 4 of Oona King's interview with Gordon Brown on his train journey to Manchester.

Dreams from my Father
Saturday, 15 September 2007

 Dreams from my Father , by Barack Obama

 A review by Oona King, published in The Times

WHATEVER ELSE PEOPLE expect from a politician, it’s not usually a beautifully written personal memoir steeped in honesty. Barack Obama has produced one, possibly because he wrote it when he was 33, long before realising any political ambitions. In essence, this is the search for his lost father who left when Obama was 2, and whom he met only once, when he was 10. When Obama was 21 he received a phone call from Kenya telling him his father had died in a car crash. “I felt no pain,” Obama wrote after the call, “only the vague sense of an opportunity lost.”

Sterilized Nation
Wednesday, 12 September 2007
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