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Opinion pieces on LSE, domestic, and international affairs.

Comment: The LSESU election and the Chinese population

被LSE学联忽略的声音 LSE would not exist without its Chinese international students. The Chinese student population is large, and, while the average tuition fee for a domestic and EU student at LSE is £9250, the average tuition fee of an international student…

Comment: What uni has taught me about money

This time last year I had just begun a part-time job that temporarily halted an increasing slide into debt and financial turmoil. Despite this, looming overdraft disasters coupled with dodgy loanshark funds threatened to end my studies at LSE entirely. …

Comment: Quit London’s commercial dating scene for love at LSE

Why is it best to stick to our university to find a partner, and cement ourselves within a cohesive community? With Valentine’s Day behind us, I had time to reflect about the interwoven intricacies of being a young person dating…

Comment: Lobbying the Student Counselling Service is the wrong priority, perhaps harmful

I don’t think that it should be news to anyone that LSE has a serious problem with mental health. As the recent UGM notes, the culture at LSE is liable to contribute to the deterioration of students’ mental health. This…

Comment: Respect LSE’s democratic vote to ban beef

Banning beef was a democratic vote. Respect it, or otherwise seek to oppose it through democratic means. The recent so-called “beef ban” has raised concerns among sections of the student population about a “woke clique” imposing its views on the…

Comment: Banning beef begins the Road to Serfdom

What’s wrong with the LSE’s Beef Ban, and could it even lead to a slide down to totalitarianism? The recent proposal to ban beef at LSE, then set to phase out “all animal products” passed narrowly at 243-170 students. However,…

The trappings of power: Aung San Suu Kyi at the Hague

In December, Nobel Peace-Prize Winner and de-facto civilian leader of Myanmar, Aung San Suu Kyi arrived at The Hague to face accusations of genocide against the Rohingya Muslims. Suu Kyi, who for years has refused to acknowledge the violence exerted…

Comment: This Lent, I’m giving up loving Boris Johnson

This piece is written under a pseudonym. Post-election Boris Johnson is a very different Prime Minister from his pre-election self. The man I once loved is no more.  There was so much to love about Boris in 2019. From his…

Comment: The last man standing in the War on Drugs

In response to ‘Green Beast: LSE Should Stigmatize, Not Normalise Marijuana Use’, published online 01/02/2020: a piece arguing that the negative psychological effects of marijuana require a rethink of the current trend of normalising the drug.  I work in the…

Comment: Let’s get Nigel his knighthood now

The time has come to officially recognise Farage’s mammoth contribution to contemporary UK politics. Initially, I intended to propose that not even a knighthood would be a sufficient accolade to match the achievements of this titan of British politics. Time…