Jack Peat

Jack Peat

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

He has contributed articles to The Sunday Telegraph, BBC News and writes for The Big Issue on a weekly basis.

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

Jeremy Corbyn’s Win is Good News, Even if you Don’t Agree with him

By David Binder So, apparently the ‘unthinkable’ has happened. In shock news, the polls (and YouGov in particular) were absolutely spot on and Jeremy Corbyn, maverick socialist, was by some distance elected leader of the Labour Party. It's clear, given the massive margin of victory, that his views and general...

Jeremy Corbyn Elected Labour Leader: and we were there to see it

By Sarah Green  "A new dawn has broken, has it not" was uttered with irony across the Queen Elizabeth Conference Centre following the emphatic anointment of Jeremy Corbyn as Labour Leader. This famous line from  a victorious Tony Blair in 1997, reappropriated by Corbynista's in their finest hour, surely now closes...

Refugee crisis: United States Under Fire

By Noy Shani The American public is starting to wake up to the fact that the current refugee crisis is not just a European problem. The civil war in Syria has caused four million to flee their homes in the biggest refugee crisis since World War II. Following an enthusiastic and...

From Washington to Sydney: Top 5 Green Offices in the World

By Steve Taggart  Climate change has become one of the major issues facing the world in recent years. To this end, many businesses across the globe are now making a concerted effort to ensure that their main office buildings are as environmentally friendly as possible. To celebrate National Work Life...

Tube Strikes; It’s Not about the Money

By Jack Peat, TLE Editor If you ever find yourself hankering for a public execution, take a trip to a fancy wine bar in The City and have a go at defending the industrial action taken by London Underground workers over the Night Tube. It is, as I found out...

Why Paying the Living Wage is Good for your Business

By Nathan Lee, TLE Correspondent Lancaster-based hosting and web design agency, Nublue, have this month received the Living Wage Accreditation, demonstrating that they pay all of their staff above the country’s Living Wage.  The company have joined just a handful of local Living Wage businesses, and are among just a...

Sorry You’re Leaving, But Not That Sorry

By Nathan Lee, TLE Correspondent  A new survey has revealed almost a third of British workers receive nothing from their bosses when they retire. The study of 2,000 retirees found 31 per cent of people were not given a leaving gift, with a leaving card as good as it gets for...

Angel Di Maria – Oh What Could Have Been?

Sport News 24/7 By Matt Allen There are few players that move to the Premier League that are genuinely considered in the top six or seven players in world football when British clubs signs them. The EPL is seen as the place where you make your name before the big transfer to...

Cilla – An Obituary

By Harry Bedford  The World lost a star when Cilla Black sadly passed away in the Spanish resort of Marbella. Aged 72, she is believed to have died of natural causes. The ultimate girl-next-door, Cilla was as likeable as she was talented and this gave her a career in show...

Of Course Corbyn is Leading

By Nathan Lee, TLE Correspondent  "People who say their heart is with Corbyn, get a transplant," said Tony Blair, former Labour leader and champion of the centre-left. Labour has “rediscovered losing”. The Party mustn’t align itself with the left if it wants any chance of future electoral success. Blair's speech has made...

Record Number of Greek Workers Looking at UK Jobs

By Nathan Lee, TLE Correspondent  New research has found a record number of Greek workers are searching for jobs in the UK following the debt crisis and widespread youth unemployment. Figures released by CV-Library show the number of web visits received from Greek workers was up by 111 per cent, compared...

London SMEs to Eclipse Rest of Country in Next 10 Years

By Nathan Lee, TLE Correspondent Small and medium-sized enterprises in London are set to eclipse the rest of the country with revenues forecasted to increase by over £160,000 by 2025 compared to the £82,000 increase expected around the country as a whole. Despite the government’s Summer Budget pledge to put the...

Progressives, unite and take over

By Pieter Cranenbroek In 1975 Britain overwhelmingly voted in favour of staying in the European Economic Community in a referendum organised by Harold Wilson’s Labour government. Forty years on, the British people will soon face the choice of renewing their vows or filing for divorce. In many ways it looks like...

Blank Space no more: New Horizons makes it to Pluto

Dr Robin G. Andrews @squigglyvolcano New Horizons probe finds Pluto is more than just an icy ball in space: it’s alive. Well hello there, Pluto. Sorry it took so long. You’re looking great, but I have to be honest with you: we are never ever, ever, getting back together. Despite...

Britain Avoids Foxit

Satire: Foxes Offered Last Minute Bailout Deal Britain’s wild foxes have been offered a last minute bailout deal by The Conservatives after talks to save the species from privileged countryside toffs reached a drawn-out conclusion. Leaders have agreed to keep the current legislation in place after marathon talks went on...

Team Fox: Brian May to Lead Anti-Fox Hunting Rally

By Nathan Lee, TLE Correspondent  Queen guitarist and animal campaigner Brian May is set to lead a protest urging policymakers to keep the Hunting Act intact outside Westminster on Tuesday. The musician and activist - along with May's Save Me Trust, PETA, the RSPCA, the League Against Cruel Sports, Born Free,...

Tube Strike Solidarity

By Nathan Lee, TLE Correspondent  Social media sentiment graphs have revealed that there has been a shift towards a more positive mentality in the latest London Underground Tube Strike, with the British 'keep calm and carry on' sentiment prevailing. Research by Falcon Social found sentiment on Wednesday evening as disruption...

How to End this Greek Tragedy

By Ben Ramanauskas Greece has found itself in a modern day tragedy of Homeric proportions. However, this is a tragedy which is both very real and which has no heroes. There is no Achilles or Odysseus ready to save the day, only villains and victims. Whether it's previous Greek Governments who...

Northern Powerhouse Becomes a Reality

By Nathan Lee, TLE Correspondent  Second quarter figures released today have revealed notions of a 'Northern Powerhouse' could soon become reality with job growth rates in many of the UK’s northern cities soaring ahead of the south. Whilst London still held a 17.02 per cent share of the nation's 391,811 jobs...

Copa América 2015: The Dark Side of Estadio Nacional

By Rohan Chatterjee @RohanChatterje1 On Saturday, all eyes in Latin America turned to the Copa América final in Santiago, Chile. The tournament hosts, Chile, beat Argentina from spot kicks in the Estadio Nacional as La Roja booked their place in the history books by winning their first Copa in its 99- year...

Get out my Country

By Sean Michael Wilson Has any one else picked up on a perverse territorial defence mechanism being used against immigrants who challenge aspects of their adopted country? I recently saw a Japanese person say the following to a foreign person on Facebook during a long debate involving several people, both Japanese and non-Japanese:...

Iran: a New Land of Business Opportunity?

By Shahin Shamsabadi, Head of Business Intelligence MENA at The Risk Advisory Group We are perhaps only days away from a deal that could open up a country that has been shunned for nearly four decades.  This is a country that in spite of crippling sanctions boasts an established banking sector,...

The Greek Bailout Fund

By Nathan Lee, TLE Correspondent  Amidst the financial blackmail orchestrated by the European Union, the Central Bank and the IMF (i.e, the German government), there is a new people-led movement under way with a remit of saving the country without bankrupting it at the same time. Greece needs a €1.6 billion bailout,...

Heathrow: The Worst Recommendation (Except for all the Others)

So Sir Howard’s Commission has returned its recommendation. After two and a half years of deliberation, pie-in-the-sky proposals, costly marketing campaigns and self-centred political lobbying we have come to the conclusion that you simply can’t move a hub with deliverable expansion proposals. It is the worst recommendation, except for all...

Beer Price Index 2015: How Much!

By Nathan Lee, TLE Correspondent The 2015 Beer Price Index of cities from across the World has confirmed what many of us already suspected; London is a costly place to grab a pint. The average price of a beer in the capital is now £2.92 (how much!) making it the...

Advertising: we’re not Paying Attention to it

By Nathan Lee, TLE Correspondent  will.i.am has spoken out about the advertising industry at Cannes Lions awards show, saying despite metrics that prove otherwise, people are simply not paying attention to it. The Black-Eyed Peas founder, singer and entrepreneur joined a panel of media and ad industry leaders this week...

Crimea, Maidan and Ostriches: A Reflection of Ukraine Turmoil

By Nathan Lee, TLE Correspondent  The current, ongoing crisis in Ukraine is the most devastating manifestation of East vs West tensions seen since the Cold War era. The Iron Curtain that now runs along the East of Ukraine already bores a physical scar since the annexation of Crimea by Russia on...

How Digital Games Become Educational

By Robert Sun In speaking before many groups of educators, in cities across the nation, I often hear that one of the biggest challenges facing schools today is how to consistently engage and motivate children to learn. Children, as we all know, are natural learners. But much of that instinctive...

Top 10 Wine Bars in London

By Jack Peat, TLE Editor  London is one of only a few truly global markets for wine. Négociants from Old World territories have been sailing wine by the case for several centuries and New World varieties have found fertile ground amongst the city’s liberal taste and worldly cuisines. Which is...

Five Money Habits that should be Extinct

By Nathan Lee, TLE Correspondent None of us are perfect, but being a dinosaur with your dough can cost us hundreds of pounds each year. From auto-renewals to payday loans, there are a copious amount of money traps out there eating into your bank balance, which is why now is as...

In Defence of Freedom of Conscience

By David Binder What do the recent 'gay cake' case, the same sex marriage referendum in Ireland and the British government's aspirations for ‘’snooper’s charter' all have in common? The answer lies in the fact that they all bring into question how we define and uphold both equality and liberty....

El Salvador’s Return to a Peacetime War

By Rohan Chatterjee This March the National Civil Police (PNC) recorded 481 homicides as El Salvador continued its steady regression to levels of violence once hoped confined to the country’s ultraviolent past. March concluded as the deadliest month in over a decade, recording an average of 16 murders a day, including...

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Media Power: It’s in your Hands

By Nathan Lee, TLE Correspondent  Media power was a focal topic in the run up to the General Election. Sat in Russell Brand’s London apartment, Ed Miliband outlined an aggressive stance on media ownership in an effort to win over the non-voting nonconformist comedian who had passionately campaigned against oligarchs...

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Witnessing the Birth of Volcanic, Evolutionary Laboratories

Japan’s new volcanic islands provide scientists with an opportunity to study new life colonising untouched land By Dr. Robin George Andrews, TLE Science Editor  Have you ever heard of an island called Atarashii Shima, off the coast of Japan? I’m betting you haven’t, but to be fair, before November 2013, neither...

This historic ranch is set to become the world's most expensive estate after it was put on the market for £460 MILLION. See SWNS story SWRANCH;  The W.T. Waggoner Estate Ranch is the largest single ranch in the USA - with a staggering 510,000 acres of land. It is larger than Greater London and spans six counties across Northern Texas. The ranch, which is spread over more than 800 square miles, has 7,500 cows, 500 quarter horses, 20 cowboy camps and numerous huge lakes.

Historic Ranch set to become World’s most Expensive Estate

By Jack Peat, TLE Editor  A historic ranch in Northern Texas is set to become the world's most expensive estate after it was put on the market for £460 million. The W.T. Waggoner Estate Ranch is the largest single ranch in the USA - with a staggering 510,000 acres of land. It is larger than Greater...

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Ashford: The International Town

By Nathan Lee, TLE Correspondent  Last week news filtered through that Handelsbanken, the Swedish-owned bank, had decided to open an office in the small town of Ashford in Kent. Eschewing the capital, the bank is one of many firms looking to secure international footing in the Garden of England. Perched on...

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Second Time Lucky for the SNP

By Max Bluer Thursday evening and the British general election’s exit poll has just been released; it accurately predicts massive gains for the Europhobic Conservative Party and the Scottish Nationalist Party – the driving force behind last year’s referendum on Scottish independence. That noise you heard when the news broke was...

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The Changing Face of British Politics needs a Different Press

By Pieter Cranenbroek The day after the UK general election, a Dutch journalist commented that ‘as long as the British press is giving out voting advice, you’re better off reading cat blogs.’ Although most European newspapers can be linked to a certain political group, this relationship is rarely as explicit as...

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C.S.R. should mean ‘Collective Shareholder Responsibility’

By Marc Cave, co-founder of communication consultancy, Green Cave People Social values drive commercial value. That statement might feel empty to many business leaders. But when Unilever reports that their 'brands with purpose' are growing at twice the speed of others in their portfolio, it’s time to sit up and...

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