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The current features editors are Andrew Solender and Emmanuel Molding Nielsen.

We Can Turn the Tide on Gentrification

By Nash Croker Last week the grassroots organisation of local residents, unions, students and Labour campaigners made sure plans to redevelop areas of North and South London have had to be shelved. Claire Kober’s resignation last Tuesday marks an end…

Haringey Development Vehicle Likely to be Scrapped After Council Leader Claire Kober Resigns
Labour party infighting and local opposition to the proposed Haringey Development Vehicle (HDV) has led to council leader Claire Kober announcing she will resign in May. With the next council leader likely to be a member of anti-HDV Momentum the…
“The Biggest Mess I Have Seen In My Lifetime” Ken Clarke MP talks Brexit, Trump, and the “Formidable” Lady Thatcher

By Leighton Hughes I was fortunate enough in December to speak with former UK Chancellor (1993 to 1997) Ken Clarke MP. A Member of Parliament since 1970, under 7 different Prime Ministers, he’s held government positions under the Thatcher, Major, and…

David Drew: Prioritising Conservation Post-Brexit

Features Editor Oli Wheeler speaks to Shadow Environment Minister David Drew about the need to invest in conservation and rural areas post-Brexit A Labour member, I was monitoring the count in my home constituency for my local party in Bristol…

Of Maids and Masters: My Experience Working at a Maid Café

By Yvonne Tse It was a dreary Saturday afternoon, I looked out of the window and saw the sky turning more blue-greyish by the second. Unhindered by the typical pre-monsoon season weather in Hong Kong, I nonchalantly fixed the front…

England’s Catalonia: Canvey Island Demands Autonomy

Roving Reporter Oli Wheeler talks to the leader of the Canvey independence movement Dave Blackwell and tries his hand at proper journalism Canvey Island, a small islet off the coast of Essex, wants to break away from Castle Point Borough…

The Beaver Launches “Breaking Ground” Investigation with Student Housing Survey

Features Editor Oli Wheeler writes about the new project, and gives his take on populism, globalisation and the housing crisis In 2015 the University of London published the results of its housing survey, showing that the average student in the…

Police Crackdown after Catalan Constitutional Crisis

More than three hundred people have been injured by police in Catalonia after the national government staged a crackdown on an illegal referendum held by the Spanish region on Sunday. Local citizens have been taking actions to protect polling stations…

Republican Healthcare Act Hurts Typical Trump Voters The Most

By Janai Gilmore In the US, the debate around the Republican health care legislation reached a fever pitch last week as the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its analysis of the American Health Care Act (AHCA). The report’s release has…

Fajardo: Opportunities for Columbia

By Scott Carpenter The former Colombian mayor and professor of mathematics stood atop the stage and declared that he knew nothing. “I know nothing about economics, nothing about business administration, nothing about finance,” he said. “My branch of mathematics, the…