The Editors

All of our articles, go through our Editorial team. They have eager eyes, and dedicate lots of their time to the organisation.

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All views expressed by the writers are their own and are neither those of Filibuster nor the Editors unless otherwise stated.


Adrian Burbie
Chairman

Adrian Burbie is the Chairman and founder of Filibuster. He is a 18-year-old student studying politics, economics, history and maths at A-Level and has a fondness for jazz, strong dark chocolate and Yorkshire Tea. Adrian is also a stressed supporter of Liverpool FC and the Welsh rugby team. He lives in London with his family and tortoise, Usain Bolt. He is a “one-nation” Conservative, and tweets @a_burbie.


 

Joanne Reed
Editor-in-Chief

Joanne Reed, Editor-in-Chief of Filibuster, is an 18-year-old from Norfolk, currently studying English literature, history, politics at A-Level. A staunch Labour supporter, she currently falls somewhere near Jeremy Corbyn on the political spectrum, yet she has an interest in the values of other parties such as the Green Party and the Women’s Equality Party. She loves both British and American politics, and is passionate about feminism and LGBT issues. She is a self-confessed bibliophile and when’s she’s not debating she will most likely be found with a cup of tea and a mountain of books.


 

Adam Fitchett
Sub-Editor

Adam Fitchett, our Editor-in-Chief, is a 20-year-old student of neuroscience from Worthing in West Sussex. A member of Ukip, he calls himself a “national libertarian” because he believes that the future of liberty is inextricably bound up with the defence of Britain as an independent, integrated nation state. In the realm of politics, he is especially concerned with civil liberties, economic policy, energy policy, the EU and constitutional reform. In his spare time he enjoys films, table-tennis and learning new languages.


Lylaah Bhalerao

Sub-Editor

Lylaah Bhalerao is a writer and is 16-years-old. As well as studying English literature, history, Spanish and Latin at A-Level, she has a keen interest in British and American politics and especially their history and proceedings. She considers herself part of Labour’s hard left as well as a “raging feminist” who is passionate about equality issues. In her free time, Lylaah can be found with a book, pen, clarinet or in dance shoes. Watching MOTD with her father and sitcoms are a highlight of her weekends.


Shameera Lin
Sub-Editor

Shameera Lin is a 21-year-old writer for Filibuster from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Currently on a post-A-Level gap year, she seeks to uncover her destiny in many things, including Bill Evans’ Waltz for Debby, The Feynman Lectures on Physics and Richard Francis Burton’s wanderlust. An opinionated democratic socialist and nocturnal (aspiring) poet, Shameera appreciates well-balanced opinions on anything under the sun as well as a proper pot of Earl Grey. For an odd compilation of micro-rants, follow her @jazzebel410.


Cameron Broome
Sub-Editor

Cameron Broome is a 19-year-old geography student at the University of Manchester. He is a member of the Labour Party, having joined the party the day Jeremy Corbyn became leader. He describes himself as a social democrat, feminist and Keynesian enthusaist. His political heroes include Owen Jones, Thomas Piketty and Joseph Stiglitz for their work on inequality. Cameron is a long-suffering West Ham supporter, and has also had a season ticket at his local club Huddersfield Town since he was five. He loves to travel, meet new people and enjoy good food with family and friends.


Claude Lynch
Sub-Editor

Claude Lynch is a 20-year-old writer for Filibuster from London. He is currently a second-year at University College London (UCL), studying European Social and Political Studies. He joined the Labour Party last year as a response to Jeremy Corbyn’s emotive campaign, intending to vote for him in the leadership election. While it seemed like a good idea at the time, it has since transitioned from questionable life choice to political existential crisis. In his spare time, he volunteers at the local bookshop, goes on long walks, and mourns the frighteningly obtuse politics of today’s world.