Authors Posts by James Elliott

James Elliott


The injustice of this country’s deportation policy

James Elliott on why our current system is failing

What the new government means for students

James Elliott analyses the new government's education policies, and in particular whether a rise in tuition fees might be on the cards

The long way back for the Left after electoral defeat

James Elliott argues that Labour should look to its grass-root support to channel its anger at social injustices and develop a new politics of the left

What this election hasn’t changed about copy-cat policies

James Elliott calls on those unhappy with the election results to stop lamenting and start organising

The falsity of voting for "anti-austerity" parties

James Elliott argues that voting for parties like the Greens or the SNP is counter-intuitive if you want to avoid a Tory government

The current conflicts raging within the NUS

James Elliott takes a look at the changes taking place within the NUS

Why a reading week wouldn’t go far enough

James Elliott argues that calls for a reading week do not tackle the systemic issues affecting students

The problems of the new Vice-Chancellor

James Elliott on why Oxford's new Vice-Chancellor is not a godsend

Palestine has history on its side

In his weekly column, James Elliot argues that the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement has to make a breakthrough

Porn & Policy at Teddy Hall

In his weekly column, James Elliott reflects how Teddy Hall JCR's decision to scrap its honorary member, Jenna Jameson, shows how Oxford politics can become sanitised and fake


Aung San Suu Kyi’s honorary degree should be revoked

If the degree was awarded to honour human rights, can it not be revoked to honour human rights?

The government is wrong to dismiss abortion clinic buffer zones

Protests outside abortion clinics are a form of harassment which undermine the free choices of women

Tolkien fans visit Oxford to celebrate author

The four-day event will include a Hobbit bake-off

Exclusive: Jude Law to speak at Union

The BAFTA-winning actor will appear with Jeremy Gilley, founder of Peace One Day, to promote the initiative, which works for an annual day of ceasefire and non-violence worldwide

Oxford historian discovers new letter sent by suffragette

The letter was written in 1905 by Annie Kenney, the first suffragette to be imprisoned in the campaign for the vote