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The Bill We’re All Paying For

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Written by Ella Baggaley Simpson,  The housing bill will have disastrous effects on an already dire situation It is the bill that is supposed to “transform generation rent into generation buy” and go some way to correcting our polarised housing market. Currently, any would-be homebuyer earning the national average of £26,500 will find 91% of England and Wales out of their reach. The system is badly broken; with those unable…

Student Accused of Leaking ISOC Photographs to National Press

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By Joseph Briers and Greg Sproston – News Editors A former candidate for SU General Secretary and member of the Court of Governors has been accused of leaking photographs of the recent LSE Islamic Society dinner to at least one national newspaper.  A number of photographs, some of which are censored, have appeared in critical articles across the British media. Yesterday, the Metro chose to publish one particular photograph which…

Back to the Fiscal?

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Written by Henry Mitchell, What John McDonnell’s decision to recentring of the debate on fiscal prudence means This week the Labour Party announced their new ‘fiscal credibility rule’ in what many see as a response to the Conservative Party’s ‘Fiscal Charter’ which passed through Commons last October. In keeping with the current rhetoric on both sides of the house, the rule seeks to regain economic credibility and achieve fiscal consolidation. In…

LSE’s Top 5 Things To Do – RAG Week Special

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Top 5 Things To Do This Week It’s RAG Week. Honestly, do I even need to say anything else? Put down those pencils, step away from your laptops and go do something fun in the name of charity. I’ve even done the work for you and narrowed down the list of things to do this week to five, though if your essays can wait, go ahead and check them all…

Th’ Northern Society Heads to NW1

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With a pint in hand, temperature just above freezing and a distinct Mancunian twang in the chatter, for many of our members it felt like they’d never left home. It was a sprightly bunch that turned up at the World’s End opposite Camden Town for the Northern Society pub-crawl, accompanied by the inevitable overpriced booze of its NW1 postcode and the sound of heavy metal pouring through the speakers. We…

SU Backs EU ‘IN’ Campaign

SU Backs EU ‘IN’ Campaign

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As David Cameron’s negotiation deadline looms ever closer, and the relative merits of Britain’s membership of the European Union are discussed and dissected across front pages, the LSESU has found itself equally susceptible to the concern and captivation invested the in/out referendum. The breaking news that Sir Michael Caine is backing the ‘out’ campaign has surely rendered the whole exercise a forgone conclusion. However, if the voting public somehow remains…

LSESU’s Active Lifestyles’ New Year Programme

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Everyone can lead a fit and healthy lifestyle at LSE. This is the message of Sports England who provide funding to LSE and dozens of other organisations to encourage sporting activities amongst students. The LSE Active Lifestyle program is using this funding to help combat the typical post Christmas malaise that sets in amongst the student body at LSE, with essay commitments, too much expense and the temptation of the…

Top 5 Things To Do This Week

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Alina Ryzhonkova January blues got you down? Already sick of endless essays and readings but can’t be bothered to trawl through the internet in search of suitable procrastination material? You have come to the right place. We’ve done the job for you and collected the best, most important, exciting and fun things to do over the course of the coming week. So without further ado, here are the top 5…

Eggplant Parmigiana Pasta

Eggplant Parmigiana Pasta

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Do you like eggplant? I love eggplant.I could eat it everyday. NO jokes whatsoever. I also love pasta.Thus was born the Eggplant Parmigiana Pasta. It’s not nearly as fancy as it sounds. It’s basically a tomato sauce with pasta, with eggplant in it as well. All garnished with far too much parmesan cheese, naturally. Real eggplant parmigiana is a little more labour intensive, but my dish is a lot quicker and…

Chop Shop

Chop Shop

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Chop Shop   Do you like eating out? Do you need a break from the library? Do you want to discover an affordable restaurant that is only a 20-minute walk from LSE? If you answered yes to any, if not all of these questions, keep reading. I have just the place for you. Chop Shop, located on Haymarket, right in the heart of central London, is by no means an…