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The Right-Wing Student Group That Is Falling Apart Before It Has Begun

Images: Twitter @TPointUK The Right-Wing Student Group That Is Falling Apart Before It Has Begun Turning Point UK has barely been active for a fortnight and it already appears to be collapsing – the leader of its LSE chapter tells…

SU backtracks on elections changes after complaints

Societies with fewer than one hundred members will now be able to opt out of online elections without an appeals process. This comes after society heads raised concerns about rules clamping down on face-to-face committee elections. Instead, the Union will…

Government to Crack Down on ‘No Platforming’

The document published by the Equality and Human Rights Commission is being seen as an attempt to clamp down on censorship of controversial speakers on university campuses. The government has published new guidelines on free speech in universities which presents…

SU ‘penalises’ societies with new election rules

The Students’ Union last week circulated new rules to club and society heads outlining changes to their election process. Society presidents told The Beaver of concerns about added bureaucracy and threats to the memberships of smaller societies. Important changes include…

LSE in Top 10 for hosting most ‘extreme’ speakers report finds

LSE ranks in joint 6th with Manchester Metropolitan and Aston University with 5 events in a  report conducted by The Henry Jackson Society comparing the number of ‘extreme’ speakers that UK universities hosted. SOAS leads with 43 events in the…

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…

Feminist Interrupted Again

The civil rights advocate and critical race theorist Kimberle Crenshaw, known for developing the concept of ‘intersectionality’, was “aggressively interrupted” by a man at her workshop at the LSE on Monday the 21st, according to the LSE Gender Institute. Crenshaw…

Is LSE Ready for a No Deal?

An update on LSE and Brexit As it currently stands, the UK is due to begin the process of leaving the European Union on 29 March 2019. In the run up to this date and beyond, all staff across the…

Arrest Made in LSE Library

The arrest: what we know so far Last Monday evening, 14th January, a man of unknown age was arrested in LSE Library for unknown reasons. Reportedly, policemen arrived at the Library at approximately 7pm and were searching for the man…

LSE begins pivotal year

By Isabella Pojuner & Adam Solomons The completion of the £125 million campus reconstruction project, an already lively Gen Sec election campaign and students’ first opportunity to judge Minouche’s record as LSE Director will dominate what is likely to be…