Briefings

29 May 2019...

In today's daily briefing, Katie Stanton discusses the problem with banter and sexism following university students making graphic, misogynistic rape threats against female peers.

29 May 2019...

28 May 2019...

Scott Reid kicks off the week with a recap of the European parliamentary election results while the political landscape moves quickly at home with around ten Tory MPs running to succeed Theresa May.

28 May 2019...

24 May 2019...

In the last daily briefing of the week, Scott Reid celebrates the first anniversary of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation, with 206,000 official cases having been logged by the European Commission so far.

24 May 2019...

23 May 2019...

In this morning's daily briefing, Katie Stanton discusses the ubiquity of 'madness' in the language we so often use to explain difference. While it fits nicely into a box, it ignores radicalisation as an inherent social construct.

23 May 2019...

22 May 2019...

In today's morning daily briefing, Natalie Northridge asks herself who is responsible when Artificial Intelligence gets it wrong. As we continue to tread a fine line with AI, we must remember our humanity.

22 May 2019...

21 May 2019...

In this morning's daily briefing, Javier Maquieira looks at the obsession with sequels, prequels, and remakes in the film and TV industry. The latest sequel of all: "Bold Offer on Brexit" starring Prime Minister Theresa May.

21 May 2019...

20 May 2019...

In today's daily briefing, Tom Gillingham explores the hawkish approach of Trump's intervention-prone advisers like John R. Bolton. With Venezuela and Iran facing increasing pressure from the US, we are in for a tense week.

20 May 2019...

17 May 2019...

In the last daily briefing of the week, Stuart Taylor examines the reasons behind Uber's disappointing performance after going public for the first time. Whatever Uber's next destination, there's a lot riding on it.

17 May 2019...

16 May 2019...

In the penultimate daily briefing of the week, Natalie Northridge looks at the billionaire space race between Elon Musk, Richard Branson, and Jeff Bezos. Their common ambition: starting colonies beyond our planet.

16 May 2019...

15 May 2019...

In today's daily briefing, Scott Reid discusses the topics most frequently featured on our tellies. While Brexit, cake, and cats make the podium, the pressure of climate change is becoming increasingly ubiquitous.

15 May 2019...

14 May 2019...

In this morning's briefing, Javier Maquieira explores privacy concerns surrounding voice assistants as smart speakers are expected to overtake tablets by 2021.

14 May 2019...

13 May 2019...

In today's daily briefing, Katie Stanton looks at the Trump administration's "maximum pressure" strategy against Iran, as US-imposed sanctions might raise risk of war in the region.

13 May 2019...

10 May 2019...

In the last daily briefing before the weekend, Katie Stanton examines legislative polarisation in US politics, with some liberal states decriminalising magic mushrooms and others, like Georgia, passing abortion bans. Will presidential candidates bridge the gap or capitalise on it?

10 May 2019...

9 May 2019...

In this morning's daily briefing, our new researcher Natalie Northridge looks at the fuss surrounding Archie, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's newborn, after his name announcement and first media appearance. The wait is over.

9 May 2019...

8 May 2019...

In today's daily briefing, Javier Maquieira examines the alarming findings of the UN's report on biodiversity as he warns about the lack of time for speculating over the consequences of past behaviours.

8 May 2019...

7 May 2019...

In the first briefing of the week after May Day, Scott Reid welcomes the Royal Family's newest addition, even when baby Sussex's arrival will afford Theresa May a short respite from media scrutiny.

7 May 2019...

3 May 2019...

In the final daily briefing of the week, Scott Reid takes a look at the Lib Dems' huge success in the local elections in England and Wales, and discusses whether the #LibDemFightBack is on.

3 May 2019...

2 May 2019...

In the penultimate briefing of the week, Katie Stanton shares her fondness for privacy in social media following Mark Zuckerberg's brand rethink that will keep users' lives private. And the really big news: Facebook will ditch the blue.

2 May 2019...

1 May 2019...

In this morning's briefing, Javier Maquieira takes a look at the global response to Brunei's sharia penal code, which punishes gay sex with stoning to death. In the meantime, love continues to be a crime in 70 UN member states.

1 May 2019...

30 April 2019...

Tom Gillingham explores environmental and security instability in the previously ice-prone Arctic Ocean. A tale of attack whales, nuclear icebreakers, and Russian submarines.

30 April 2019...