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Haringey Development Vehicle Likely to be Scrapped After Council Leader Claire Kober Resigns
Labour party infighting and local opposition to the proposed Haringey Development Vehicle (HDV) has led to council leader Claire Kober announcing she will resign in May. With the next council leader likely to be a member of anti-HDV Momentum the…
North What It Seems: Making Sense Of The “Hermit Kingdom”

Deputy Features Editor Kyi Yeung Goh argues for an alternative strategy in approaching the North Korean conundrum The Democratic People’s Republic Korea (DPRK) or North Korea can be nominally defined as a Communist dynasty. The absurdity of this nomenclature is…

Why Russia Needs a Crimean Port

Geopolitics, as a theoretical and analytical perspective, has been making a comeback in recent years. Yet, the fact that it had to make a comeback is in itself problematic. Indeed, geopolitics has never stopped being important. In the realm of…

Someone Like You: How Big Should Big Data Get?

Deputy Features Editor Kyi Yeung Goh analyses the increasing role that ‘big data’ plays in public life, and the trade-off between certainty and free choice Living with uncertainty is often uncomfortable. It is no surprise then that we would invest…

“The Biggest Mess I Have Seen In My Lifetime” Ken Clarke MP talks Brexit, Trump, and the “Formidable” Lady Thatcher

By Leighton Hughes I was fortunate enough in December to speak with former UK Chancellor (1993 to 1997) Ken Clarke MP. A Member of Parliament since 1970, under 7 different Prime Ministers, he’s held government positions under the Thatcher, Major, and…

Where Things Stand In Afghanistan

Since 2001, the price of the war in Afghanistan has been steep: over $1 trillion spent and 20,000 US military casualties, not to mention the tens of thousands of Afghans who have been killed or wounded. Three successive presidential administrations…

A Rumination On The Conflation Between Love And Physical Attraction

Physical attraction is a subjective and nebulous concept to which there are many contributory elements, including one’s smile, smell and mannerisms, yet despite what may be asserted to the contrary it is often one’s appearance that is its deciding factor.…

The Inverse Sell-By Date

Why is it that with each passing birthday I sense that I am reaching my ‘sell-by date’, even though I am now only twenty-two? I know that I am not alone in this fear, which is shared by many women,…

David Drew: Prioritising Conservation Post-Brexit

Features Editor Oli Wheeler speaks to Shadow Environment Minister David Drew about the need to invest in conservation and rural areas post-Brexit A Labour member, I was monitoring the count in my home constituency for my local party in Bristol…

Indonesia: A Democracy At The Crossroads

Deputy Features Editor Kyi Yeung Goh and undergraduate Naufal Yudiana review a recent academic panel on the future of Indonesian democracy, hosted by the LSESU ASEAN and Indonesian Societies How will the democratic institutions of the world’s largest Muslim democracy…