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.

Can you pass a British Citizenship test?

The British citizenship test was taken 125,925 times in 2016. Of those who sat it, 36 per cent failed. But how well would you fare? Also known as the "Life in the UK" test, this is one of the requirements for anyone seeking naturalisation as a British citizen, designed to prove that the applicant has...

London’s craft industry continues to be gobbled up by mega breweries

London's craft brewing industry continues to get gobbled up by mega business after Heineken took a minority stake in Brixton Brewery. The move follows similar investment in the market by the world's biggest players. SABMiller and, subsequently, Asahi now own Meantime Brewing, while ZX Ventures, the venture capital arm of...

Album Review: Beans on Toast, Cushty

Is there a more “2017” opening to an album than “the world is dying, shit is getting serious”? It’s hard to think of one, but then given that this is the second album in as many months that prophesises the crumbling of civilisation perhaps this is the new normal. With...

Olso Airport (by Ivan Brodey)

Here’s what Christmas items you’re not allowed to take on flights

Christmas could be ruined for thousands of passengers with crackers, party poppers – and chestnuts – on many airlines’ naughty lists. Strict rules imposed by airports and airlines mean passengers aren’t always allowed to travel with these seasonal essentials - either in their hand luggage or checked bags. As a...

Research links Brexit vote to xenophobia and narcissism

British citizens who fear immigrants and thought they threatened their values and way of life were more likely to have voted Brexit And the results, partly driven by narcissism, were regardless of their age, gender or level of education. The research, published in Frontiers in Psychology, identified 'collective narcissism' as...

Fox spotted sitting on upper deck of sightseeing bus

A cheeky fox jumped on a tourist bus and went on a sightseeing tour of London - sitting on the upper deck. The curious animal hopped on the bus and went up to the top deck to get the best view of the capital's sights. A worker from Big Bus...

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