The Ironies of Citizenship

The concept of citizenship is quite simple. A citizen has a document that proves that one enjoys a certain set of rights that foreigners usually do not. Optimally, besides the right to stay indefinitely in his or her country without…

We don’t have time for this

From Trump’s shutdown to the Brexit fiasco, self-inflicted crises are occupying government attention when very real ones are looming Last month, just over two years after the political bombshells of the Brexit decision and Trump’s election, the consequences of both…

Balancing Act

My tongue dances in front of the mirror. A waltz, tip-toe on an English ballroom floor, the French décor is très magnifique. Delightful music. An Italian composer? Russian perhaps? My tongue dances for an audience, powerful jury, it must perfect…

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…

Home’s Secretary’s Comments Divisive and Unhelpful

Firm, hardline politics carries with it a seductive appeal. It demonstrates a show of power and stability, and with a Labour Party in frantic disarray, this approach holds more sway than ever in capturing the minds and votes of the…