LSE, London: Strange things have been happening recently, the great and good, the chattering classes, have all decided en masse, that after 42 years, Colonel Gaddafi is a Dictator that should be sent to Coventry!
In October 2009 at the governing council of the Libyan London School of Economics (once known as the London School of Economics), a donation of £1.5 million from Saif Gaddafi, son of the Libyan dictator was debated. Fred Halliday, the School's Professor of international relations, had warned the council that accepting the money would taint the LSE's reputation. Fred Halliday's concerns were dismissed by a fellow academic, David Held, Professor of political science. Refusal, Held protested, would cause "personal embarrassment" to Saif Gaddafi.
Concern for Gaddafi Jnr's feelings, rather than Halliday's hard-headed analysis, won the day at the Libyan London School of Economics. The governing council accepted the loot (of which £300,000 was subsequently paid) from the Gaddafi International Charity and Development Foundation. Among those members giving assent to supping with the devil, was Sharmi Chakrabarti, the Director of Liberty and merciless scourge of those who compromise principles of justice, only adds to the air of unreality that surrounds the whole shameless episode.
It has been noted by one observer;
- "I only know a couple of people who went to the LSE but, from their related experiences, I wouldn't describe it as a 'school' of economics at all so much as a machine for indoctrinating our young with left wing ideologies. One friend left the LSE a raving communist. It took him years before he could get a grip on reality again. He was lucky, some never do. Perhaps Lord Wolff could have a look at diverting some of the Libyan / LSE funds towards a de-programming scheme for vulnerable young minds."
Saif Gaddafi when speaking on TV to reporters about the events in Libya, speaks with English skills similar to someone who has had only an elementary education. How then would this person earn a Ph.D. from the London School of Economics? Suspicion aroused, the thesis has been that his stature and his father's money had something to do with the award of the degree and definitely not earned.
Now the bottle of Saif Gaddafi's Ph.D has been uncorked. What has come out of it doesn't look or taste like champagne, but it smells like some sort of a "kickback scheme", sowed by $2 millions into the coffers of the London School of Economics to harvest a Ph.D. Saif Gaddafi certainly doesn't have the brains for a Ph.D, but Saif Gaddafi had the $$$$ to spare.
Unfortunately, the "oldest profession in the world" is not the only one to get someone what they want for money! In other words, money doesn't only drop panties, but it drops Ph.d as well!
Libyan School of Economics, once known as the LSE, London, announces the new course, Ph.D. for $2 Million!