Brexit and Ego Death

There are two underlying forces in debate, and the formation of political discourse in general. These two forces dictate the ‘winners’ and ‘losers’ of debate, and in turn can determine the ideas that shape the political narratives of subsequent generations.…

Jack Wippell on music, cults and losing his religion

I met Jack for our interview on the sixth-floor terrace of the shiny new Centre Building. It’s a peaceful bit of campus, with wildflower planters and plenty of sunshine. Jack, with his blond hair and guitar in hand, looked like the type of guy who would start playing Wonderwall without the slightest provocation at a house party. Thankfully, he has a bit more profundity to him than that.

Rod Liddle – The Great Betrayal

The controversial journalist returns with a polemic that explains why Brexit hasn’t happened, and why it is unlikely to happen. But what – if anything – would Rod’s Brexit look like? It’s all maths, really. Not the ordinary democratic maths,…

Reputation and the University Experience

Before you’ve even got your LSE ID card, you’ll probably have already joined your newfound classmates in complaining about your stats teacher’s poor standard of English. You’ll be well-versed in sighing at the narrow corridor which shepherds you through the…

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…