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…

LSE Populists and Virtue Signallers Should Reconcile

Why has student politics become so polarised and what can we do to help change this? By Sagal Mohamed At some point the ideological underpinnings on which left and right-wing supporters made their arguments were replaced by the views of…

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The Beaver’s Comment section has seen two running article series concerning heated political issues: ‘Thatcher’s LSE?’ and ‘Should LSE Back Brexit?’. Enclosed are the current articles within each discussion: Thatcher’s LSE?: Thatcher’s LSE: the Queen of Capitalism Thatcher’s LSE: Legacy…

For 2020, LSE Must Help Get Brexit Done

What are you doing to help get Brexit done? With victory comes vindication. December 12th’s election saw a resounding landslide win for Boris Johnson’s Conservatives and a definitive answer to the question: will Brexit ever get done? This result has…

We cannot celebrate Thatcher or Johnson.

Thatcher decimated the North, removed opportunities from the working class and poisoned Britain, Johnson will do the same… One of the most enriching aspects of attending LSE is mixing with people of different nationalities, ethnicities and classes. We should all…

Big red ball in NAB ‘might fall at any moment’ warns LSE Director

Dame Minouche Shafik has warned staff and students this week that the ‘big red ball’ suspended in the NAB was not nearly as securely fastened as ‘we could have previously hoped for’. The Director’s response came after reports that several…

Why the answer to your problems isn’t a Summer Ball

It’s no secret how lonely LSE can be. The Beaver has reported time and time again how mental health is a serious and insufficiently addressed problem on campus. It is because of this that I applaud anyone who tries to…

Thatcher’s LSE: Legacy of Liberty

Max Marlow is the President of the LSE Hayek Society. He is also a second-year History and Politics student. Michael Shapland’s (Beaver Comment Editor) recent article on the LSE’s relationship with the Thatcher regime was well-researched, articulate and particularly poignant…

Ignorance is not bliss: a case for caring

A rebuttal was offered a few weeks ago in response to a Comment piece written by a powerful member of this newspaper. However boring it must have been, I admire the effort taken to point out the glaring errors, poor…

30 years of uneasy Pride Week alliances

A 1993 leaflet showing activities for ‘Lesbian Gay and Bisexual Awareness Week’, the predecessor to Pride Week. Courtesy: LSE Library Archives Pride brings together lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, intersex and asexual groups with allies in ‘uneasy alliances’. It is…