Comment: Respect LSE’s democratic vote to ban beef

Banning beef was a democratic vote. Respect it, or otherwise seek to oppose it through democratic means. The recent so-called “beef ban” has raised concerns among sections of the student population about a “woke clique” imposing its views on the…

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…

Inside the London School of Brexit-bashing

The LSE is against Brexit. But is it biased against Brexit? Bias is defined as “cause to feel or show inclination or prejudice for or against someone or something”. Within this definition, two words stand out: “prejudice” and “feel[ing]”.  Uncorroborated…

We need to scrap elections to save the SU

LSE has a problem. Our students’ union doesn’t represent the wider student community. While the majority of students are women, 75% of sabbatical officers are men, and every GenSec elected while I have been a student at LSE has been…

How to fix American democracy

Americans have shown a clear preference for Democrats, but without systemic reform, Republicans will continue to cling to power Contrary to some terrible punditry, there was indeed a “blue wave” in last week’s midterms, it just came up against an…

Candidates’ No-Show Marks Second Day of SU Hustings

Out of 25 candidates running for positions of either Member of Trustee Board or Member of Court of Governors only 5 showed up for the second day of SU Election Hustings. SU Officers called out the names of candidates at…

A Cultural Monstrosity

Emmanuel Molding Nielsen analyses how culture has shifted from being an antidote to racism to a purveyor of populism At a recent public lecture at the LSE, Nick Clegg claimed that liberalism, amongst other things, is under sustained assault from…

UGM Asks for Student Input in Democracy Reform

The LSESU held a Union General Meeting last Thursday evening in the Saw Swee Hock Centre. In addition to regular updates on LSESU-driven initiatives, the UGM was advertised to be the started of an initiative titled “The Rebuild,”. This aims…

LSE Labour’s response to ‘The poverty of labels’

I would like to start this article by thanking the author for his brave but misguided article. As a community it is imperative that we encourage and facilitate the communication of these opinions regardless of how hurtful and misinformed they…

LSESU UGMs Repeatedly Fail to Reach Quorum

The last three LSE SU Union General Meeting (UGM) motions – regarding more microwaves on campus, more water fountains in the library, and a democracy review – have failed to garner enough votes to reach quorum and be implemented. 250…