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Opinion pieces on LSE, domestic, and international affairs.

“Secular” isn’t a dirty word

Why all non-religious LSE societies should be secular 1832: Lewis Carroll is born, Charles Darwin arrives in South America for the first time, the Egyptians seize control of the coastal city of Acre from the Ottoman Empire, and in the…

We don’t have time for this

From Trump’s shutdown to the Brexit fiasco, self-inflicted crises are occupying government attention when very real ones are looming Last month, just over two years after the political bombshells of the Brexit decision and Trump’s election, the consequences of both…

My LSE inferiority complex

State-schooled students still feel out of place at LSE The LSE has reason to boast its accomplishments in getting higher proportions of “disadvantaged” students onto its campus. According to a report by Reform, in the 2016-2017 academic year 68.4% of…

Indian Voters Will Lose Regardless of Election Victors

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), a right wing, Hindu nationalist party currently in power in India might lose the upcoming elections of 2019. They lost a significant number of seats in recent elections in the key states of Chattisgarh, Rajastan,…

The Waiting Game: Russia’s Resurgence

Spies, secrets, passion, betrayal, manipulation. Accusations about Russia meddling in Western political and economic affairs since the Cold War have always been represented in a very James Bond-esque manner, exciting and mysterious with a touch of romanticism, yet, remaining essentially,…

Yellow Vests or Yellow Bellies?

The city of Paris has witnessed chaos in the past month or so. Following President Macron’s introduction of an increased fuel tax, thousands of people have risen up in protest, claiming to be driven by years of parliamentary injustices that…

LSE should welcome the voices of Trump and Brexit supporters

In 2016, millions of Americans voted against their own economic interests. They did so by electing a man who vowed to dismantle the government-supported health care many of them rely on; who opposed increasing the minimum wage paid to many…

The Crisis: it’s ecosocialism or fascism

The environmental crisis is huge – the biggest crisis humanity will see. It’s bigger than both World Wars and the Cold War combined. And it will cause the biggest changes to our political and economic systems. The UN Secretary-General Guterres…

The NUS is a sinking ship – let’s escape while we can

The LSE should join the 15 plus universities who have left the NUS due to poor representation. The National Union of Students (NUS) is in dire financial straits. Letters and financial statements leaked in recent weeks have exposed an economic…

LSE Students Cannot Support Williamson Without Condoning Antisemitism

The LSE Labour Society responds to Marxist students stand on Chris Williamson MP, by Chair Catherine MacLean I was disappointed to read the article signed by the LSE Marxist Society in the Socialist Appeal this week, and feel that several parts…

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