What is Reaction? It is a media company dedicated to commentary and analysis on politics, economics and culture that seeks to make sense of the news.

Founded in 2016, we publish a website and produce podcasts and reader events with leading authors and thinkers. Reaction is paid for by its subscribers.

We are pro-market, but not slavishly so.

Reaction is produced by a team based in London and is edited by its founder Iain Martin, political commentator and author. Subscribers receive exclusive weekly newsletters from Iain Martin and a daily email from Alastair Benn, our news editor. If you have any comments, questions or suggestions, you can e-mail us at iain.martin@reaction.life.

Board Of Directors


David Soskin

David Soskin

Board Member

Sir Nigel Rudd, DL

Sir Nigel Rudd, DL

Board Member

Reaction Advisory Board


Viscount Ridley

Viscount Ridley

Viscount Ridley is a world renowned author and columnist for The Times. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and of the Academy of Medical Sciences, and a foreign honorary member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Sian Hansen

Sian Hansen

Currently a Trustee of Onward, Sian Hansen previously spent a decade leading two of Britain’s largest thinktanks, serving as Managing Director of Policy Exchange for seven years before working as Executive Director of the Legatum Institute between 2013 and 2016. She now has a portfolio career, as a non-executive director, adviser and board member for a number of private and philanthropic organisations.

Lord Hill

Lord Hill

Lord Hill is a former European Commissioner, Leader of the House of Lords and Political Secretary to Prime Minister John Major.

Nicole Gray Conchar

Nicole Gray Conchar

Nicole is the founder of Apple Fundraising Consultants - she is a leading figure in the field of international fundraising, event management and philanthropic advisory.

Adam Boulton

Adam Boulton

Adam Boulton is a member of the Reaction Editorial Advisory Panel. He is Editor at Large for Sky News and political columnist for the Sunday Times. He was formerly political editor for Sky News and Tv-am and chairman of the parliamentary lobby. His books include “Tony’s Ten years: memories of the Blair Administration”.

Lord Bridges of Headley MBE

Lord Bridges of Headley MBE

George Bridges is Senior Adviser to Ana Botin, Group Executive Chairman of Banco Santander. He was Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Exiting the European Union (DExEU) until he resigned in June 2017, having been a Minister in the Cabinet Office since May 2015.