Student fined for OJ tape sale

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The Oxford Union has fined and suspended a student who recorded OJ Simpson's controversial speech to the society and sold it to national newspapers.

Chris Philp, a second-year student at University College, was fined pounds 50 for selling a written transcript of the OJ Simpson debate and helping to sell an audio cassette to TV stations.

Mr Philp, a former committee member of the union and features editor of the student magazine Cherwell, admitted both offences to the union's standing committee.

The union president, Paul Kenward, said: "This shows that the union is not prepared to allow people to record meetings when they are told it is against the rules." The Oxford Union had given Mr Simpson an assurance that there would be no broadcast media at the union debate a fortnight ago..