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Policy Profile (Community & Welfare): David Gordon

The Beaver (TB): What is your diagnosis of LSE’s welfare problem? David Gordon (DG): I think there are multiple facets to the problem. The first thing is that people don’t know what support is available. I have an inclusion plan,…

Policy Profile (General Secretary): lsepunz4gaddafis_sonsfundz

The Beaver (TB): Why are you running? LP: I want to run purely on a focus on mental health and student well-being. So it’s very close to me and it’s something I think could be done a lot better. TB:…

Alastair Campbell Talks People’s Vote

Solender: What is the current strategy being pursued to bring about a second referendum? Campbell: One of the most important parts of it has been the Labour position because of the numbers in Parliament. The other part of the strategy…

LSE’s top donor was also a prominent backer of Vote Leave. Does it matter?

In April 2015, millionaire investor Paul Marshall made an “unprecedented gift” to LSE to the tune of £30 million for the creation of the Marshall Institute of Philanthropy and Social Entrepreneurship at 44 Lincoln’s Inn Field. Just over a year…

FT’s Sebastian Payne Discusses Digital Media and the ‘Pugnacious’ British Press

In the second part of our interview with Financial Times political writer and digital comment editor Sebastian Payne, we focused on the media. In addition to tackling the key differences between British and American attitudes towards journalism, Payne offered his…

The FT’s Sebastian Payne talks Brexit, Britain’s Political Future

As with winter, Brexit is coming. In a few short months, the United Kingdom is set the leave Europe’s big table after more than four decades of membership, bringing the nation into uncharted political and economic territory. And yet, with…

Are Millennials Killing the Political Media?

By the end of any given business day, I’ll have received anywhere from three dozen to over a hundred press releases from institutes, businesses, polling firms, and politicians between three email accounts. Such is the life of a political journalist.…

LSE should lead the way on climate change education

Institutions like LSE have the responsibility to educate all students and future leaders on the realities of climate change The dangers of climate change cannot be overstated. Climate scientists project that global temperatures may rise by as much 4 degrees…

Corruption, Scandal and ‘Bigfoot Erotica’: How Partisanship Trumped Candidate Quality in the 2018 Midterm Elections

With the US 2018 midterm elections now in the rear-view mirror, it is time for the glorious bi-annual tradition of dissecting the results and, drawing from them, prognosticating the current state of American politics. A detailed, race-by-race analysis reveals some…

She Was Brutally Attacked on a Busy Central London Street. Police and Pedestrians Did Nothing.

Most Brits do not live their day to day lives in constant fear of random, unprovoked physical attacks on crowded city streets. They go about their days knowing that Britain is a country for them: 82% white, disproportionately affluent compared…