Author: Jack Beckitt-Marshall

A Country Bitterly Divided

Anyone who has followed the chain of events in the UK ever since the vote in 2016 to leave the European Union has witnessed how this simple referendum has upended political life. You can easily see this by looking at the party conferences that usually go on in the fall: the Conservatives, having recently elected… Read more »

Boeing and the FAA’s Failings in the 737 MAX Disasters

March 10, 2019 was when it all started to go wrong for Boeing. Ethiopian Airlines flight 302 took off from Bole International Airport in Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia, on what should have been a normal flight to Nairobi, Kenya. Yet, six minutes after take-off, the flight crashed thirty-nine miles from the airport. The… Read more »

Why has Europe Failed to Produce a Tech Giant?

If one takes a look at the Forbes Global 2000, a list of the largest public companies in the world ranked by various factors such as sales, profits and market capitalization, one sees many well-known names in the technology industry: Apple, Microsoft and Google, as well as Asian tech giants such as Sony and Tencent…. Read more »

The Disaster of No-Deal Brexit

Every single day, Britain seems to be teetering closer and closer towards a cliff-edge. That cliff-edge is the ‘no-deal scenario’, which will happen if Britain does not secure an agreement to withdraw from the European Union by March 30, 2019. On this date, the UK will cease to be a member of the EU, and… Read more »

Theresa May After Brexit: A Rock and a Hard Place?

On June 23, 2016, the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union. For the United Kingdom, the Brexit vote represents one of the most cataclysmic shifts in British politics – the relatively stable years of David Cameron’s tenure as Prime Minister quickly shifted to a more uncertain future under Theresa May. Initially, May looked… Read more »