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…

LSE ISVAT confused over EU/EEA students’ apparent lack of concern for UK status post-Brexit

LSE’s International Student Visa Advice Team (ISVAT) recently canceled an informational event for EU/EEA students about the UK’s new settlement scheme due to students’ lack of interest. The event, which served to inform EU/EEA students of how to apply for…

Messy and victorious: a night of Brexit

I went to the Houses of Parliament last night as Big Ben rung eleven, and Britain began the official process of leaving the European Union. What I experienced was a messy, vulgar display of Britain’s best and worst. It was…

For 2020, LSE must not let Brexit silence democracy

Why is it so dangerous to urge every citizen to support Brexit? It’s only been 2020 for about 30 seconds, and the discourse surrounding Brexit from both sides is already giving me a headache. The article “For 2020, LSE Must…

European Commission President speaks to Brexit challenges and opportunities at LSE

Ursula von der Leyen delivers a speech at the LSE © European Union, 2019, Source: EC – Audiovisual Service, Photographer: Etienne Ansotte On Wednesday, 8 January, an LSE alumna now among Europe’s most powerful politicians returned to the university to…

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The Beaver’s Comment section has seen two running article series concerning heated political issues: ‘Thatcher’s LSE?’ and ‘Should LSE Back Brexit?’. Enclosed are the current articles within each discussion: Thatcher’s LSE?: Thatcher’s LSE: the Queen of Capitalism Thatcher’s LSE: Legacy…

For 2020, LSE Must Help Get Brexit Done

What are you doing to help get Brexit done? With victory comes vindication. December 12th’s election saw a resounding landslide win for Boris Johnson’s Conservatives and a definitive answer to the question: will Brexit ever get done? This result has…

Thatcher’s LSE: Legacy of Liberty

Max Marlow is the President of the LSE Hayek Society. He is also a second-year History and Politics student. Michael Shapland’s (Beaver Comment Editor) recent article on the LSE’s relationship with the Thatcher regime was well-researched, articulate and particularly poignant…

Ignorance is not bliss: a case for caring

A rebuttal was offered a few weeks ago in response to a Comment piece written by a powerful member of this newspaper. However boring it must have been, I admire the effort taken to point out the glaring errors, poor…

Election 2019: In conversation with Matthew Kirk, Liberal Democrats

This article is part of a series of articles that appear in our December 10 print edition under the subheading “Small parties, big ideas. We sit down with the insurgent parties trying to upset the Labour incumbent.” You can also…