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Democrats Gain From Trump’s Unpopularity In US Elections

A year after his election, Donald Trump and his political project has been hit with a major set-back after Democrats won resounding victories in races across the country, which if repeated next year could mean the Republican’s will lose control…

1917-2017: The Death of the Left
“The only historian capable of fanning the spark of hope in the past is the one who is firmly convinced that even the dead will not be safe from the enemy if he is victorious. And this enemy has never…
Of Maids and Masters: My Experience Working at a Maid Café

By Yvonne Tse It was a dreary Saturday afternoon, I looked out of the window and saw the sky turning more blue-greyish by the second. Unhindered by the typical pre-monsoon season weather in Hong Kong, I nonchalantly fixed the front…

The Minority Reports: SU Study Reveals LSE Attainment Gap

What recent government reports can tell us about the intersection of the attainment gap and barriers to social mobility The BME attainment gap (whereby BME students are consistently less likely to attain “good” degrees than white students) has been written…

England’s Catalonia: Canvey Island Demands Autonomy

Roving Reporter Oli Wheeler talks to the leader of the Canvey independence movement Dave Blackwell and tries his hand at proper journalism Canvey Island, a small islet off the coast of Essex, wants to break away from Castle Point Borough…

The Partition Continues: Tensions Remain 70 Years On

Seven decades after the split of British India into two nation states, Features Editor Rajan Soni analyses the legacy of conflict that remains to this day Every afternoon, at the edge of the border between India and Pakistan, visitors are…

Unlike May, Abe Knows How to Win a Snap Election

On 25 September, Shinzo Abe, the current prime minister of Japan, called for a snap election to be held on 22 October. There are many reasons which favour the ruling party to call for an early general election. Yet the…

The Danger Of Normalising Tragedies

Just forty-eight hours after the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history, everything seemed to have gone back to normal in Las Vegas. Casinos, clubs and hotels were running as usual; tourists enjoyed themselves on the street; the preparation for…

The End Of The War On Drugs?

Drug dealing is, in many ways, like any other business – it requires a consistent production line, willing employers, competitive prices and regular negotiations. The most important similarity, however, is a customer. The drugs trade is ultimately connected to the…

New Sikh NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh Rocks Canadian Politics
On October 1st, Jagmeet Singh was elected the leader of Canada’s New Democratic Party (NDP). Singh surprised political pundits and NDP members by winning a clear majority—53%—on the first ballot. Singh is now the leader of Canada’s traditionally left-wing party,…