In the wake of Brexit, LSE strengthens its ties to other European universities

LSE will be joining CIVICA, the European University of Social Sciences as an associated partner.  On Wednesday 26th June, the European Commission (EC) awarded funding to CIVICA, the European University of Social Sciences. CIVICA is a collaboration between 7 leading…

Why I am not crying for Theresa May

This Friday evening I was enjoying a lovely risotto in the dining hall at Bankside House when a shocking headline flashed up on that little TV screen in the corner of the room. The BBC news reel read those four…

Paul Mason: “If Brexit’s the worst thing that happens to Britain, I’ll be relieved”

PostCapitalism author says in order to defeat the New Right and AI domination, we need to revisit the moral philosophy of Aristotle and reconfigure universities Go to the first half of the interview… Former Economics Editor at Channel 4 News,…

House Speaker tells LSE: “no chance” of US–UK trade deal with hard border Brexit

Image courtesy of the LSE US Centre. Nancy Pelosi, speaking at LSE, warned the UK not to harm the Good Friday Agreement if there is to be any free trade deal with the US. Speaker of the US House of…

Alastair Campbell Talks People’s Vote

Solender: What is the current strategy being pursued to bring about a second referendum? Campbell: One of the most important parts of it has been the Labour position because of the numbers in Parliament. The other part of the strategy…

LSE’s top donor was also a prominent backer of Vote Leave. Does it matter?

In April 2015, millionaire investor Paul Marshall made an “unprecedented gift” to LSE to the tune of £30 million for the creation of the Marshall Institute of Philanthropy and Social Entrepreneurship at 44 Lincoln’s Inn Field. Just over a year…

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…

Paul Preston on referendums, reburials, and the far-right in modern Spain

There are few people who can rightfully claim to have devoted their life to one country. Sir Paul Preston (Liverpool, 1946) is one of them. He sat down with The Beaver for generous 1,5-hour conversation about Spain, past and present.…

Outside Parliament on D(eal)-Day

As the political gridlock over the the Brexit process continues, on Tuesday the 15th January,  The Beaver followed the demonstrations outside Parliament on the eve of the Commons vote on Theresa May’s Brexit deal. Largely campaigners and supporters of a…

Brexit is impossible

What the public was sold in 2016 and since was never possible. This deal was doomed from the start by the failure to settle Brexit’s inherent contradictions When Alice says “one can’t believe impossible things” in Through the Looking-Glass, the…