The lifeboat crew on the frontline of Britain’s migrant crisis, The Economist's 1843 Magazine
John Phipps is a reporter, critic and editor based in London. He works as a contributing writer for 1843 Magazine and a fiction editor of The Fence. In 2021, he was awarded a prize from the British Society of Magazine editors and was nominated for New Journalist of the Year at the British Journalism Awards. His investigation The lifeboat crew on the frontline of Britain’s migrant crisis highlights the creeping politicisation of once universally admired institutions and the strain that questions around migration have placed on Britain’s communities.
His shortlisted piece is: