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Opinion pieces on LSE, domestic, and international affairs.

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…

Why doesn’t LSE give us updates about police presence on campus?

On 11 February, there was a heightened police presence on campus. On the ground floor of the Students’ Union, officers swarmed two Romanian women accused of stealing phones from students at the Denning Learning Café. They conducted routine immigration checks…

Coronavirus: What’s behind the mask?

Jintao Zhu writes about the Coronavirus, xenophobia and the implications of being afraid of the mask. The Coronavirus (2019-nCov) outbreak has caused severe consequences. Based on the official report, 28,083 cases had been confirmed. The death toll had reached 564…

Cymru: Wedi’i ei chuddio gan y cyfryngau

The translation of the headline, written in Welsh, is ‘Wales: Ignored by the media.’ Adam Kearns, President of Welsh Society, writes about unequal coverage of the devolved states of the UK in the British media.

LSE is blinded by privilege

Our generation is plagued by guilt. Guilt for our beliefs, our choices, what we say, and what we wear. We are made to feel guilty for who we are, and no more intensely is this felt by me and my…

The BBC has nothing to learn from Fox News

You could be forgiven for thinking To survive, the BBC must learn from Fox News was a satirical article, but this is, unfortunately, not the case. The article starts by proclaiming Fox News America’s best news network. It’s hard to…

Australia’s New Normal

Descending down from the altitude above Sydney, the first thing you see is not the great expanse of the Pacific Ocean, the serpentine sandstone coastline billowing around the blue water, nor the endless suburban sprawl that characterises Australia’s biggest city.…

To survive, the BBC must learn from Fox News

This article has been written under a pseudonym. What can America’s best news network teach the BBC? As the Conservatives’ rule progresses, the BBC is confronted by its impending demise.  This has come in the shadow of well-founded accusations from…