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FT’s Sebastian Payne Discusses Digital Media and the ‘Pugnacious’ British Press

In the second part of our interview with Financial Times political writer and digital comment editor Sebastian Payne, we focused on the media. In addition to tackling the key differences between British and American attitudes towards journalism, Payne offered his…

‘Too West Wing for The Thick of It’: Why Young American activism keeps failing in Britain

After the recent false-start of Turning Point UK, Haydon Etherington and Adam Solomons look at why Britain’s young right-wingers have struggled to establish themselves. Much like Aerosmith, imperial measurements and eating marshmallows with sweet potato, young conservative activism has failed…

Is the UK really a leading example for Research and Development in the pharmaceutical industry?

It is a sad fact that 990 people are diagnosed with cancer every day in the UK. On the 4th of February, thousands of campaigners joined together across the world to raise awareness of this fact at the 8th annual…

A Response to ‘Preston on the Catalan Conflict’ by the Foro De Profesores

In the last edition of The Beaver we published an interview with Sir Paul Preston entitled ” ‘Let Catalonia vote for its future’ – Paul Preston on a country in conflict”. In the week following the publication of the interview…

Something Wicked This Way Comes – Sinofication and Biopolitics in China’s Internment Camps.

It’s Friday the 25thof January, approximately 4 pm and on the 6thfloor of the old building a group of academics gather in the anthropology library for a round table discussion of the ominously named ‘Political Situation in China’. Their amiable…

Making Bob Marley: The Strife That Shaped a Legend

Bob Marley died nearly forty years ago, yet his cultural impact still resonates. He’s the most widely recognised Jamaican, dominating living legends like Usain Bolt and Grace Jones. His song ‘One Love’ was declared the song of the 20th century…

The FT’s Sebastian Payne talks Brexit, Britain’s Political Future

As with winter, Brexit is coming. In a few short months, the United Kingdom is set the leave Europe’s big table after more than four decades of membership, bringing the nation into uncharted political and economic territory. And yet, with…

John Mearsheimer Exclusive: Why Liberalism is Doomed

The title of this article has been amended to more accurately reflect the views expressed. John Mearsheimer is an American International relations scholar, most notable for his theory of offensive neorealism. He is currently promoting his new book ‘The Great…

Paul Preston on referendums, reburials, and the far-right in modern Spain

There are few people who can rightfully claim to have devoted their life to one country. Sir Paul Preston (Liverpool, 1946) is one of them. He sat down with The Beaver for generous 1,5-hour conversation about Spain, past and present.…

Are Millennials Killing the Political Media?

By the end of any given business day, I’ll have received anywhere from three dozen to over a hundred press releases from institutes, businesses, polling firms, and politicians between three email accounts. Such is the life of a political journalist.…