Tech companies are writing the rules for the 2020 election – because the FEC can’t

(c) Wikipedia Commons Since 2016, the influence of big tech and artificial intelligence (AI) in election campaigns has become increasingly notorious. 2016 saw the Cambridge Analytica scandal, in 2019 Trump was almost impeached for Russian interference in the 2016 US…

The Election and the Left: Symposium launches broadsides at Labour leadership.

The Election and the Left, hosted by the Ralph Miliband Programme, attracted huge crowds that saw the Old Theatre completely packed on Tuesday, 28 January. The event, part of the Politics in Crisis series, explored the meaning of the Labour…

Climate elections: deciding the future?

Not many people would know the first rendition of the infamous Green New Deal was proposed by Caroline Lucas and a group of economists, journalists, and environmentalists in 2007 as part of the Green New Deal Group. But with the…

Resignation, elation, cynicism: LSE’s Indian students react to Modi’s election triumph

Some feel dejected, some excited. In the wake of last week’s election outcome in India, The Beaver finds that the political loyalties of LSE’s Indian students don’t appear to tilt obviously in one direction.   Tulika Lahiri was visiting home…

Italy’s Jacobin Revolution: The Start Of The “Third Republic”

Following the dramatic events of the Italian election last week, Federico Trastulli outlines his view on what these fundamental shifts mean for the nation’s political landscape I will begin by stating the very obvious: last week’s general elections gave us…

Democrats Gain From Trump’s Unpopularity In US Elections

A year after his election, Donald Trump and his political project has been hit with a major set-back after Democrats won resounding victories in races across the country, which if repeated next year could mean the Republican’s will lose control…

MT Elections: “Most Exciting in LSESU History”

The results for the Michaelmas Term elections were announced by the LSE Student Union (LSESU) as reading week began. After receiving almost 8600 votes for 11 different positions, the LSESU celebrates the results as “one of the most exciting Michaelmas…

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.…

Austria’s slide to the right

Next Sunday, on October 15th, Austria will be called to vote for the new national parliament. The election became necessary after the coalition of Social Democrats and Christian Conservatives broke up over several latent conflicts this summer. Alongside the Social…

Fadumo Dayib: From Refugee to Somalia’s first female Presidential Candidate

By Taryana Odayar.  Fadumo Dayib was born in a displacement camp in Kenya to Somali parents who had travelled there after losing eleven previous children to preventable diseases. Her family sold all their possessions so that she could escape to…