Driven: how Oxford’s BNOC culture is symptomatic of today’s political ills
What is a glaring error in our politics is the desire to get to the top of the pile not because of what you believe in, but because you want the title out of vanity.
Ghosts of Christmas Past: strikes and parliamentary self-fictionalisation.
Moving away from the twentieth century seems unappealing to some members of the Tory party
Voter Identification: A dangerous pathway to unnecessary discrimination
"The biggest problem with ID requirements is that they are inherently discriminatory."
Northern Ireland’s three-way split
For the first time since the foundation of Northern Ireland, a nationalist/republican party with the expressed aim of a united Ireland is the largest...
Beyond the Etonians: Simon Kuper’s Chums in today’s Oxford
"If the structure of undergraduate life then had such adverse outcomes and is so worthy of condemnation – and the structure fundamentally hasn’t changed – what does that imply for Oxford now?"
There Ain’t No Party Like a Conservative Party!: Oxford, the Tories, and the preparation for life without consequences
"Boris Johnson...was fresh from a degree largely spent violently drunk, destroying property, mass-vandalising and harassing staff"
Great men on vacation: The reporting of Boris’ holiday
In my opinion, both sides make the same mistake here. They obsess over the leading man, either worrying that the holiday leaves us stranded or that it is necessary for him to rest before single-handedly facing the battles ahead. All of it leads to propping up the cult of personality that separates Boris from his party infrastructure.
Defending Democracy: why we must prevent the protest bill
"While civil liberties have no doubt been altered during the pandemic, the current situation is temporary. This legislation will not be." Natasha Voase examines the 2021 Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill and its sinister implications
Northern Neglect: COVID-19 Restrictions and the North-South Divide
"In COVID-19 policy and beyond, the government continues to view the North as expendable, both politically and economically, putting lives and communities at stake."
Is it time for Theresa May to be binned?
In light of the wave of minister resignations and possible no confidence vote, is it time for Theresa May to go?
View from Northern Ireland: a caveat for the Conservatives
Daniel Xu discusses why the Conservatives should be wary of the DUP as their new political allies