Jack Peat

Jack Peat

Jack is a business and economics journalist and the founder of The London Economic (TLE).

He has contributed articles to VICE, Huffington Post and Independent and is a published author.

Jack read History at the University of Wales, Bangor and has a Masters in Journalism from the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

5 Certainties General Election 2015

Government Plane a ‘Two Fingers’ to Doctors says PM

By Nathan Lee, TLE Correspondent  British Prime Minister David Cameron has revealed that the new government jet was purchased “just to piss junior doctors off”. The news broke after junior doctors voted overwhelmingly in favour of strike action due to ‘unsafe contracts’. Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt stated that the doctors'...

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George is Missing a Trick

By Jack Peat, Editor of The London Economic  I loathe George Osborne with a passion I reserve only for the devil's disciples themselves (cite Boris Johnson, cite Boris Johnson, cite Boris Johnson). For six years he has removed the heart from the British economy, selling off the only profit making parts of the public sector...

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Crossrail 2: The Where, When and How

By Nathan Lee, TLE Correspondent  The third public consultation for Crossrail 2 is under way with drop-in sessions on how the route will impact Londoners being held across the city. But what will the proposed line look like, when will it be completed and how do TfL envisage doing it? Where  The...

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George Clooney visits Scottish Social Enterprise Sandwich Shop

By Nathan Lee, TLE Correspondent  Hollywood star George Clooney arrived in Scotland today and visited a social enterprise sandwich shop that trains, employs and feeds local homeless people. Staff at Social Bite, which gives 100 per cent of its profits to charity, recruits a quarter of its staff from homeless backgrounds, and...

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Remembrance Day: It is Time for us to Listen to the Peace Makers

By Nicholas Figgis Attempts by government ministers and their friends in the press to use the Remembrance ceremony as a political tool reached farcical heights this weekend. The Telegraph called in the big guns, citing the opinion of etiquette expert, William Hanson, whose heavyweight contribution to world affairs includes advice...

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An Insiders View of the Mad World of Advertising

By Callum Towler ‘Chess is as elaborate a waste of human intelligence as you can find outside an advertising agency’. In an industry practically choked with aphorisms, said by people who sell advert ideas and arrive at the conclusion that they’re some sort of omniscient sage, it took an outsider,...

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Europe: In vs Out is Politics vs Economics

By Jack Peat, Editor of The London Economic  On Tuesday British Prime Minister David Cameron will deliver a warning to European leaders that he will consider banging the drum for the ‘out’ campaign in the run up to the referendum if his demands for reform are "met with a deaf...

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Tax Credits Unravelling The Tory Brand

By Callum Towler  Tax Credits is that trojan horse moment of revelation, a party who infiltrated the heart of government claiming the best intentions, suddenly revealing its dark ideological core for all to see. If a political party’s brand is it’s core meaning, then rhetoric channelled through the media is...

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