Squatters resist eviction from Grays Inn Road

Squatters occupying a former social centre on Grays Inn Road successfully resisted an eviction attempt by Camden Council on Friday 27 June.  Five occupants, who have been living at 238 Grays Inn Road, Holborn for more than four months were joined by campaigners who had organised an anti-eviction protest which took place at around 9am. Bailiffs, hired to…

Examination farce at KCL

Poor music freshers from King’s College London (KCL) are being forced to retake an exam by their department, it appears, after their professor made a shambles in writing his portion of the question paper. Roughly 50, utterly outraged, instrument-huggers sat the two-hour ‘Issues and Topics in Music 3’ exam on May 6, which was divided into two…

Queen Mary hacked by … Anonymous?

On Friday morning I learned to my shock that Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), the Crystal Palace of Russell Group universities, was hacked by the internationally renowned online activist group, Anonymous. The group’s notoriety comes hand-in-hand with its mantra to expose hypocrisy, tackle corruption and unveil world secrets in an inflammatory ‘doing it for…

DWP faces legal blitzkrieg

Iain Duncan Smith’s little shop of horrors, more commonly known as the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), has opened itself up to a legal challenge after telling a woman who was denied employment and support allowance that she contributed to her own medical condition, Ewing’s Sarcoma (a rare bone cancer). “We have now decided…

Farage kickstarts UKIP winter clearout

How dull would Sky News be without Nigel Farage and his band of merry madhatters? In the politicosphere this week, Ed Miliband exerted an earlier-than-expected influence on the banking sector, while the Liberal Democrats have, rather typically, “managed to create a whole sex scandal without any sex,” as Lord Steel amusingly phrased it.  Nigel Farage also stole…