LSE hosts London mayoral hustings

A hustings was held for candidates for London Mayor at LSE on 13th February, ahead of the London mayoral election on 7th May. Expected attendees included Shaun Bailey (Conservative), Siobhan Benita (Liberal Democrat), Green Party candidate Siân Berry, and Rory…

LSE Limelight #12: Declaring pronouns with Jason Reed

“I think a lot of the RIght is guilty of fetishisation of freedom. I would very much call myself a proponent of freedom but I think vast swathes of people weaponise it disingenuously in order to make out that they…

The BBC has nothing to learn from Fox News

You could be forgiven for thinking To survive, the BBC must learn from Fox News was a satirical article, but this is, unfortunately, not the case. The article starts by proclaiming Fox News America’s best news network. It’s hard to…

LSE Tories, Labour, Liberal Democrats talk General Election

With the General Election campaign underway, our Features Editor sat down with the leaders of LSE’s Conservative, Labour, and Liberal Democrats societies for a wide-ranging discussion on Brexit, climate change, capitalism, workers rights, and more.  Transcript has been edited for…

Party officials discuss regional development at LSE panel discussions

In the past weeks, LSE hosted two panel discussions with the Labour Party and Conservative Party. Both panels focused on regional development and local UK governments. With Brexit looming, questions regarding the possible loss of EU regional development funds and…

“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…

May needs to shape up or ship out

This country is currently walking down a distinctive path leading to a dangerous cross-road: In under five years, we will soon have the choice between stability and recovery, or a hard-line return to the debt explosive socialism of the 1970s.…

Tuition fee reforms announced amid political chaos

Prime Minister Theresa May last week announced plans to freeze tuition fees at £9,250 until 2019 and to raise the salary threshold for student loan repayments from £21,000 to £25,000. The Institute for Fiscal Studies estimates that the move could…