HOTSEAT: Tony Travers on May 2016 UK Election Results

On the morning after voters went to the polls across the UK, Martin Rogers speaks to Tony Travers to discuss the picture emerging from the 5 May Election results.

HOTSEAT: Tony Travers on UK Elections 2016

Professor Tony Travers analyses the range of UK Elections 2016; from Local, Sub-National, Mayoral and Police & Crime Commissioner Elections in May, to the EU Referendum on 23 June.

HOTSEAT: Kate Alexander Shaw on Budget 2016

Kate Alexander Shaw gives her verdict Chancellor George Osborne’s Budget 2016.

HOTSEAT: Jill Stuart on METI & Space Politics

Dr Jill Stuart, Editor-in-chief of Space Policy and Trustee of METI International, discusses METI (Messaging Extraterrestrial Intelligence) and the political implications of space mining and commercial space travel.

February 26th, 2016|Featured, HotSeat, LSE Women|1 Comment|

HOTSEAT: Simon Hix on Britain, Europe & the EU Referendum

Following the announcement of the UK’s EU Referendum, Professor Simon Hix discusses the relationship between Britain and Europe, and the potential outcomes and implications of the referendum vote on 23 June 2016.

HOTSEAT: Tony Travers on the Oldham By-election

Thursday’s Oldham West and Royton by-election was the first electoral test of Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour leadership, which came under even further scrutiny in the wake of events surrounding this week’s parliamentary vote on Syria.

HOTSEAT: Kate Alexander Shaw on the Autumn Statement 2015

Since presenting his Budget in July, George Osborne has faced significant challenges to some of his spending policies, particularly the widespread opposition to his plans to cut tax credits. Kate Alexander Shaw gives her verdict on the latest proposals announced in his Autumn Statement and their political and practical implications.

November 26th, 2015|HotSeat, LSE Women, PhD|0 Comments|
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    HOTSEAT: Tony Travers on party conference season and the London mayoral race

HOTSEAT: Tony Travers on party conference season and the London mayoral race

In the wake of May’s general election, the 2015 party conference season has seen the Conservatives consolidate their plans for the next five years of majority rule whilst opposition parties set out their stall to mount a challenge in the 2020 contest.

October 9th, 2015|HotSeat|0 Comments|

HOTSEAT: Jonathan Hopkin on Catalonia

On the 27 September voters went to the polls in the 2015 Catalonian Parliamentary Election. We sat down with Dr Jonathan Hopkin to discuss the results and the implications for those in the region seeking independence from Spain.

October 7th, 2015|HotSeat|0 Comments|

HOTSEAT: Martin Lodge on the VW emissions ‘scandal’

In September VW admitted to using software which enabled some of their vehicles to cheat US emissions tests. We sat down with Professor Martin Lodge to discuss the situation and its implications in Europe and beyond.

October 2nd, 2015|HotSeat, Staff|1 Comment|