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I never knew
I've never heard of him, but that article presents a fairly informed account of what it is to be a Romany Gypsy in this racist, racist country.
and the way this thread has been ignored shows the same thing. I thought it was interesting.
I think the perception of Gypsys in the UK is slowly changing, despite the daily mail...but I really don't think it was such an issue in the past.
Nowadays the problem is there are very few acknowledged famous Gypsys, and the tories fucked up their rights to move with the seasonal work back in the eighties with some legislation( can't remember exactly what)...hence the only time people knowingly come into contact with a Gypsy is when they get mugged down the fair or something.
I used to play guitar with this girl
and I see they are now starting to market her as english gypsy pop sensation. She's a lovely gal, and a great singer.
with Freddy Eastwood
She doesn't like tennis players