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November 12, 2016

Labour shouldn’t stand in Richmond Park

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Politically the issue of Heathrow expansion has been kicked down the long grass. Politicians in London are vehemently against the idea, including Mayor Sadiq Kahn – who favours a second runway at Gatwick, and 2016 Conservative candidate for mayor and Richmond Park MP (until he stood down), Zac Goldsmith. Goldsmith was editor of The Ecologist magazine from 1998 until 2007, and entered parliament in 2010 at a time when the…

‘Black History Month’ focuses solely on our recent history

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Written by Maudo Jallow After reading the title, one might raise an eyebrow, or even doubt my motive for writing this piece. However, I am simply trying to point out a simple, yet fascinating oversight (intentional or unintentional) of what I recognise as real black history. I would be remiss if I did not preface this article by saying that our recent history is undoubtedly important and should be told….

Rockstar economists discuss trade, growth and Brexit at LSE

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By Cameron Ormsesher On the evening of the 2nd of November, four rock star economists descended on a packed Sheikh Zayed Theatre in the NAB to discuss the prospects for UK growth in the context of Brexit. The venue was buzzing as ticket-holding LSE students and a horde of journalists were treated to two former Chancellors of the Exchequer, George Osborne and Alistair Darling, the former BBC Economics Editor, Stephanie…

LSE gets stuck into sex, drugs and erotic robots

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By Beth Loynes, Deputy News Editor While many were preparing for the Halloween night ahead, the LSE Forum for European Philosophy celebrated the occasion by hosting a discussion on “Future Sex: Technology, Desire and The New Rules of Engagement.” Featuring authors and academics from Kings, Queen Mary, Kingston and Goldsmiths Universities, the 250 strong crowd waited in anticipation for enlightenment on our advancing sexual progression. The event began with a…

Halls go home empty handed after failing students on affordable rents

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By Saskia Neibig Last week, a panel of student judges refused to name a winner in Property Week’s inaugural Student Accommodation Awards because of their failure to supply affordable housing. The awards comprise 8 categories, with open nominations and student voting. A panel of students chose the final winner. This year, panelists for the category of “Student Experience” chose not to select a winner, and published an open letter, citing…

Rudd’s ruthless crackdown on international students

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By Saskia Neibig The home secretary has raised concerns that universities like LSE could be seriously affected by her plan to limit international students’ access to higher education in the UK. At the Conservative party conference last month, Amber Rudd declared plans to reduce the number of international students coming to the UK, potentially including measures such as tiered visas based on the quality of an educational institution, which would restrict…

Saucy Tsar: Lamé to boost London night life

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By Gabbie Gee Many here at the LSE were shocked by the closure of Fabric in September after two drug-related deaths. The popular nightclub had its licence revoked when Islington Council found it had a ‘culture of drug use’ and staff were ‘incapable of controlling’ it. But Fabric is not the only London nightspot that has been shut down in recent times–nearly half the capital’s nightclubs, and over 40% of…

3. Game Theory: The Holiday Romance

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by anon. When I was asked to write a piece for Game Theory I thought back on my own life experience of love and sexuality with mixed emotions. Having been referred to the editor of the blog by a friend on the basis that I had plenty of stories to share, when I actually sat down to isolate a powerful anecdote that was both powerful and uplifting, there was one…

Theresa May’s Treasury?

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Written by Alex Gray The impacts of Brexit on the economy have not begun to be properly felt – we haven’t even left the EU yet, but something has become clear; there is a changing dynamic inside the Government. Not since pre-Thatcher days have we had such a disconnect between the Treasury and Number 10. In the shifting context of Brexit, this will surely come to blight the economy for…

Mask the Night Away

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It will be mysterious; it will be magical – it is none other than the LSE BFG’s Masquerade Ball. Friday November 18th, 2016 is one of the most awaited days as we welcome our annual Varsity Masquerade Ball, hosted for the very first time in collaboration with societies from three of the UK’s top universities: LSE, Oxford and Cambridge. Who says career societies at LSE are just career oriented? We…