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December 4, 2016

Take Your Narcissism Elsewhere

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The Left isn’t Responsible for Brexit and Donald Trump It is natural that in the aftermath of the events of the last six months, commentators have done their best to find patterns through which to make sense of the world. Tempting though it is to pivot the narrative onto oneself, it is perhaps more helpful to focus on the realities of the last 16 years rather than self-flagellate. In the…

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Why Don’t Referenda Work? Blame Older Voters

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By Aruna Krishna, Deputy News Editor A recent piece of research conducted by a LSE faculty member concludes that referenda that are favourable to the elderly are unsuitable for eliciting long term political benefits. The research showed an overwhelming tendency for older voters to vote for their generation’s self-interest. In an ageing population, where older people are–or will soon be–the majority demographic group, this means that political decisions seen as having…

Teaching Excellence Framework: Beneficial to Whom

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By Bhadra Sreejith The Teaching Excellence Framework will be one of the  features of the higher education and research bill, which will go to committee stage next month. This will rank universities’ educational quality as either gold, silver, or bronze, based on criteria which include “teaching quality”, “learning environment” and “student outcomes & learning gain”. The rankings, which are widely based on the National Student Survey, are not expected to be…

Crisis of politics or crisis of the left?

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How the mediatisation of politics challenges the left in Europe “A spectre is haunting Europe- the spectre of communism”. A century and a half after Marx wrote this sentence it is equally true, if we substitute the word communism with populism. Twenty years later the end of real socialism the euphoria for the end of history has given away for good, what is left is a sense of dismay toward…

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Vegans and vegetarians protest against the new £5 notes

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Vegans and vegetarians are in conflict with a surprising new enemy -the Bank of England. After the excitement of the new £5 note has slowly started to fade, the Bank of England is now being criticised for the use of animal fats in their new £5 polymer banknotes, which began circulating the UK back in September. Plastic banknotes are now being used in more than 30 countries worldwide. The new…

Don’t Kill My Pride

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Congratulations to the SU for organising a successful Pride Week, many of us who attended learned new things and engaged with members of LSE’s LGBT+ community who we probably wouldn’t have met; for that I am thankful. Personally, I was enthralled by the trans* event, I was introduced to a part of the community which I have never engaged with to such a degree. I left the event feeling as…

LSE On Internal Socioeconomic Inequality: Puts Fingers in Ears and Shouts “La La La La”

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The idea that socioeconomic inequality might actually be a bit of a problem at LSE seems to have begun to manifest itself among the student body at the LSE, albeit slowly, belatedly, and with the enthusiasm of a child being told it needs a vaccination for its own good. As students who did not even know the name of a cleaner before this term suddenly take to campaigning in support…