LSE men’s rugby team disbanded over ‘sexist’ leaflets

Tom King, BA Politics LSE has disbanded its men’s rugby team after the club distributed “sexist” leaflets during the School’s freshers’ fayre last week. Nona Buckley-Irvine, the students’ union General Secretary, announced the decision this evening; saying “After considered deliberation and a wide investigation, LSE Men’s Rugby Club will be disbanded for the rest of […]

Source: LSESU

LSE rugby club leaflets spark outrage

Tom King, BA Politics LSE Rugby Club has been embroiled in a freshers controversy after handing out leaflets branding women “slags”, “trollops” and “mingers”. The materials handed out at the students’ union-run freshers’ fayre held last week contained a string of slurs; describing women who played sport at the School as “beast-like” and saying “homosexual […]

SOAS alum Lammy in mayoral bid

Tom King, BA Politics SOAS alum and Tottenham MP David Lammy has announced his intention to stand to be Labour’s candidate for Mayor of London in 2016.   Lammy, who served as a higher education minister in the last Labour government, will seek to replace Boris Johnson on a platform of extending opportunity to all […]

SOAS student wins council seat

Tom King, BA Politics Third year Adam Jogee won a seat on Haringey Council last night, representing the ward of Hornsey. Jogee topped the poll with 1,967 votes and was elected alongside his Labour Party colleagues Jennifer Mann and Elin Weston. Labour made gains across Haringey; taking 14 seats from the Liberal Democrats who now […]

Student Yashika Bageerathi deported

By Tom King A Level student Yashika Bageerathi has been deported by UK authorities on an Air Mauritius flight from Heathrow to Mauritius. A last minute bid by lawyers to seek an emergency injunction to halt the 19 year old’s deportation was rejected by high court judge Lord Justice Richards who held a hearing over […]

Met pay out £40,000 after “inconsistent” police claims

Tom King, BA Politics The Metropolitan Police have paid £40,000 in compensation after “shocking” inconsistencies in police accounts of arrests at a tuition fee protest at SOAS in 2011. Ashok Kumar and Simon Behrman were wrestled to the grounded and arrested by police at a demonstration prompted by a visit from Universities Minister David Willetts and […]