by Chris Dalby
The MP expenses scandal has succeeded in doing what years of policy announcements, Commons debates and campaign events utterly failed to: re-galvanise the British public’s interest in the political system. To hear the ways in which MPs that have been using tax money as their own piggy bank are being held to account would make the architects of democracy weep for joy.
Article and photos by Alexandra Cacciatore
2nd April 2009
It’s time for me to come clean in two ways. First, I have never been to a protest. For the past week and half, the media in London has been rabidly spinning the G20 summit.
by Naomi Christie
London, 2nd April 2009
G20 Protesters on the fringes of the exclusion zone of the ExCeL building in London were out-numbered by press and police on Thursday.
Many potential protesters were walked away from the site of the protest early, where peaceful protests the came from a wide range of
groups showing little cohesion with one another.
Colourful banners, interesting costumes and musical instruments were present along the Thames last Saturday as thousands gathered in London as part of the first protests related to the G20 summit on the financial crisis in East London this Thursday.
A joint event between Cafe Babel London and the LSE Grimshaw Society.
The former Special Adviser to John Reid is coming to the LSE to talk about European Defence Policy.
Josh Arnold-Forster was special adviser to John Reid at the Ministry of Defence from 2005 to 2006.
The European Elections in June come in the thick of the financial and economic crisis. What prospects can the main parties offer to lift the UK and other EU member states out of the morass? Specifically what will the Elections mean for London? What do Londoners expect from their MEPs?
by Sara Mojtehedzadeh
Frogs, quipped Shami Chakrabati. The erosion of liberty is like cooking frogs; put them in a boiling pot, they jump out. Slowly heat up the pan, they merrily bask in its warmth, blissfully unaware that they are being cooked alive.
The metaphor was an apt one.