Oxford University’s Toxic Political Legacy: Privilege and Entitlement

Oxford University is a social ghetto, which has a toxic impact on British politics. I’ve illustrated this by looking at the school and university background of significant figures in the British political world, 2010-21. Although the list is selective, it includes three Prime Ministers and three Chancellors of the Exchequer.

Prime Ministers 2010-21

David Cameron….Privately educated….Brasenose1

Theresa May….State educated….St Hugh’s

Boris Johnson…. Privately educated…. Balliol

Chancellors of the Exchequer 2010-21

George Osborne…. Privately educated…. Magdalen

Philip Hammond…. State educated…. University (appointed by Theresa May)

Rishi Sunak…. Privately educated…. Lincoln

Selected Cabinet Members 2010-21

Michael Gove…. Privately educated…. Lady Margaret Hall

Matt Hancock…. Privately educated…. Exeter

Dominic Raab…. State educated…. Lady Margaret Hall

Rishi Sunak…. Privately educated…. Lincoln

Jacob Rees-Mogg…. Privately educated…. Trinity

Liz Truss…. State educated…. Merton

Jeremy Hunt…. Privately educated… Magdalen

Significant Advisors 2019-21

Dominic Cummings…. Privately educated…. Exeter (Johnson’s advisor and mentor)

David Frost…. Privately educated…. St John’s (Johnson’s principal Brexit advisor)

Note

1 Oxford University is a federal university and each college named has their own history and organisation.

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