Haydon Etherington
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Don’t Blame the Bankers, We’ve Always Been Dour

Haydon Etherington traces the university’s straight-laced character to founders Sidney and Beatrice Webb. Today, LSE students rarely glow when they consider their university environment. For many, it is too career-focused. It’s a poorly kept secret that you’re more likely to…

“Bandersnatch”: When TV Is Willing To Make Mistakes

Bandersnatch, the latest movie in Charlie Brooker’s Black Mirror anthology, tells the story of Croydon teen Stefan Butler’s (Fionn Whitehead) journey into video game design. Or madness. Or murder. It’s up to you. This dark sci-fi feature film regularly allows…

Over my dead body: why even the left dislikes inheritance tax

As with so many taxes, duties on estates were introduced in the seventeenth century to finance Britain’s wars. Since then it has undergone several transformations. Whether known as estate duties, capital transfers, or inheritance tax, the levy has gone on…