LSE professor argues Toby Young faces “witch hunt”

LSE professor Simon Hix renewed his defence of Toby Young on Twitter last week, claiming that the disgraced right-wing journalist is the victim of a “witch hunt.” Young resigned from the board of the government’s new Office for Students (OfS)…

“Disorganised” Examination Disappoints Econometrics Students

EC220 and EC221 students are vocalising their frustration over a reportedly “disorganised” and “unfair” economics examination held on January 4th. At least thirty-five students have taken to the department’s Moodle page to complain that their exam was “inefficiently conducted” and…

“The Biggest Mess I Have Seen In My Lifetime” Ken Clarke MP talks Brexit, Trump, and the “Formidable” Lady Thatcher

By Leighton Hughes I was fortunate enough in December to speak with former UK Chancellor (1993 to 1997) Ken Clarke MP. A Member of Parliament since 1970, under 7 different Prime Ministers, he’s held government positions under the Thatcher, Major, and…

Black Mirror’s Ideas About Technology Are Flawed

A new year, a new season of Black Mirror. Writer Charlie Brooker’s hit Netflix show (originally completely British-made for Channel 4) is back with six episodes to cause unease, blow your mind, and make you go “aahh, that’s clever” at…

‘Bigmouth Strikes Again’ – Why I can’t keep apologising for Morrissey’s racism

“I hate sexual situations that are forced on someone. But in many cases one looks at the circumstances and thinks that the person who is considered a victim is merely disappointed.” (Interview with Der Spiegel 18/11/17 – Discussing allegations of…

Barrafina

Barrafina is a highly sought after, no reservations Spanish tapas restaurant down a quaint street just off the Strand. With 2 other restaurants in Covent Garden and Shaftesbury Avenue respectively, and an elegant but flirty vibe, there’s no excuse not…

Dash and Yannick: On Defending

With the exception of Fabio Cannavaro in 2006, 0 of the 62 Ballon d’Or trophies have been handed to out and out defenders. They are, quite simply, football’s most undervalued people. Discussed in neanderthalic, primitive terms such as ‘no-nonsense’ or…

A Call to Arms

The Flipside future beckons; week two and The Beaver’s back page transformation will be complete. As part of this special time sports sages Seth and I are opening a new segment. The Spartan Section. Be there or be square. Our…

Where Things Stand In Afghanistan

Since 2001, the price of the war in Afghanistan has been steep: over $1 trillion spent and 20,000 US military casualties, not to mention the tens of thousands of Afghans who have been killed or wounded. Three successive presidential administrations…

The culturally ignorant “Pitch Perfect 3” proves aca-lutely terrible

As soon as the Universal Studios vanity card showed up – the jingle was performed a capella, you see – I had a strong feeling that “Pitch Perfect 3” would be a terrible movie. Over the next 93 minutes I…