James is a political journalist and editor of Left Foot Forward. He has previously written for the Observer, the Independent on Sunday, the Irish Independent, the Huffington Post, Red Pepper and Jacobin.
If you've got cancer, you can now prepare to die earlier because of completely unnecessary Tory cuts
14 January 2015 11:35 AM
For a country that spends £20bn on nuclear submarines, the withdrawal of 25 life-prolonging treatments is completely unacceptable
01 January 2015 06:44 PM
The overused Orwellian cliché has finally become the reality
18 December 2014 05:52 PM
The embargo is the excuse that for half a century has kept on giving
#CameronMustGo: Step away from Twitter and close down your laptop — a hashtag will not win the next General Election
01 December 2014 01:42 PM
We're all becoming too eager to equate Twitter campaigns with actual democratic will
21 November 2014 12:19 PM
People ought to be able to have a debate on any issue they damn well please
Ed Miliband might make you cringe, but if you care about inequality then he's the only option you have
12 November 2014 04:52 PM
Rampant and unjustifiable inequality is the biggest issue Britain faces, and he gets it
02 November 2014 01:35 PM
The word ‘foreigner’ has become so toxic that Britain is now prepared to let refugees drown
24 October 2014 03:08 PM
What Brand appears not to grasp is that any revolution simply involves the replacement of one set of unaccountable leaders with another
War with Isis: Why should anyone have faith in the left if it continues to sit on the fence when it comes to supporting the Kurds?
17 October 2014 12:50 PM
The NUS is happy to condemn Robin Thicke for a pop song, but not a a group which enslaves women
The Conservatives’ plan to scrap the Human Rights Act will be applauded by dictators around the world
03 October 2014 03:14 PM
Chris Grayling’s proposals are a calculated move to win over UKIP’s growing constituency of angry little men
Climate change: 2015 will be the hottest year on record 'by a mile', experts say
Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches – it's time to act
Jeremy Corbyn calls Osama bin Laden's killing a 'tragedy' - but was it taken out of context?
If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don't change Europe's attitude to refugees, what will?
If you're not already angry about the refugee crisis, here's a history lesson to remind you why you really should be
Theresa May says migrants should be banned from entering the UK unless they have jobs lined up
- 1 More than 11,000 Icelanders offer to house Syrian refugees to help European crisis
- 2 If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don't change Europe's attitude to refugees, what will?
- 3 Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches – it's time to act
- 4 Make your voice heard: Sign The Independent's petition to welcome refugees
- 5 Refugee crisis: Aylan's life was full of fear - in death, he is part of 'humanity washed ashore'