Webb says no to Roar! editor

Webb reacts to Roar!‘s ULU splash.


The London Student election saga continues to develop as Oscar Webb, the current editor, tonight rejected an article proposal from Ben Jackson.

Jackson, who is editor of Roar!, pitched an article on changes to King’s policy on international fees this year to feature in the ULU newspaper. The article would have detailed KCLSU’s lobbying to make international fee rises between years of study linked to inflation. Currently, international fees can rise beyond the level of inflation during a student’s course with no prior warning.

Webb responded with the following:

“Thanks for your email asking to write for us. As someone who has a track record of publishing sensationalist, untrue and slanderous material, I do not trust you as a news writer and therefore won’t be publishing anything you write in London Student.”

Webb refers in his email to Roar!‘s recent exclusive on corruption during the summer election for Editor of London Student, which he won.

The former UCL student concluded his email with, “P.S. Consider this a ‘letter to the editor’ – dare you publish it?”

We dare.


  1. Luke

    23 September, 2013 at 9:54 pm

    This isn’t news. It is relevant to no-one. Stop using the union paper as an outlet for your little vendettas! Grow up!

  2. Guest

    23 September, 2013 at 10:15 pm

    Roar, why did you delete my comment 🙁

  3. Panda

    23 September, 2013 at 10:30 pm

    ‘Never say no to Ben Jackson’ (when he asks to write an article) https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=X21mJh6j9i4#t=75

  4. Benjamin Jackson

    24 September, 2013 at 12:22 am

    Comments are only deleted if they are offensive, violate safe space etc.

  5. Demosthenes

    24 September, 2013 at 3:55 am

    Outrageous. How dare an editor turn down some stodgy copy from a tabloid writer?

  6. Guest

    25 September, 2013 at 10:01 pm

    Actually, you know… I thought the front page was dodgy at best. But now I see it’s just getting petty and ridiculous.

  7. Liz Marron

    2 October, 2013 at 12:47 am

    LS represents London Students, Ben Jackson represents Roar!/ King’s students. I suggest if LS wants to represent King’s, they include our representative.

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