Czech Legislative Elections: Billionaire to be Prime Minister

Andrej Babiš, founder and leader of the right-wing populist ANO (“yes”) party and media tycoon, could claim most votes at the legislative elections in Czech Republic last Friday and Saturday. The party scored around 30 % at a turnout of about…

“Indifference” Wins the LSESU MT Elections

A sparsely-attended hustings event on Wednesday October 18th kicked off the final stages of the LSE Student Union’s Michaelmas Term election cycle, which has seen 50 candidates come forward for 11 separate posts across the SU.  An estimated 20 individuals…

IS ‘capital’ Raqqa falls to Syrian forces

On Tuesday the 17th October the US-backed Syrian Defence League (SDF) recaptured Raqqa from IS forces. The recapture of the so-called IS ‘capital’ was an arduous battle which has taken place over the last four months. In January 2014 the…

Roar with laughter at “The Death of Stalin”

“The Death of Stalin” is a triumphant and refreshing success for political satire. Armando Iannucci has pulled it off again. “The Thick of It” and “Veep” creator returns to the big screen with “The Death of Stalin”, a largely historically…

The Minority Reports: SU Study Reveals LSE Attainment Gap

What recent government reports can tell us about the intersection of the attainment gap and barriers to social mobility The BME attainment gap (whereby BME students are consistently less likely to attain “good” degrees than white students) has been written…

Me vs. London vs. World

It’s been about five weeks since I touched down in London Town—as Kanye and Estelle would say—and getting settled in has gone by relatively smoothly. I know exactly how much time it takes me to walk from Bankside to the…

England’s Catalonia: Canvey Island Demands Autonomy

Roving Reporter Oli Wheeler talks to the leader of the Canvey independence movement Dave Blackwell and tries his hand at proper journalism Canvey Island, a small islet off the coast of Essex, wants to break away from Castle Point Borough…

#metoo

Written by anon Before I go anywhere My parents always warn me about boys Be careful, they say Boys won’t keep their hands off you Don’t be too pretty Because even if the boys are wrong The consequences belong to you…

The Partition Continues: Tensions Remain 70 Years On

Seven decades after the split of British India into two nation states, Features Editor Rajan Soni analyses the legacy of conflict that remains to this day Every afternoon, at the edge of the border between India and Pakistan, visitors are…

Richard Thaler: Patient and Pertinent

It is a common perception that the field of Economics is inherently selfish. Early theorists in the discipline such as Smith and Ricardo were strong advocates of the view that people are perfectly rational; that they will always strive to…