Iain Martin


Iain Martin is the editor, publisher and co-founder of Reaction. He writes a weekly column on politics for The Times and appears as a commentator on the BBC and CNN. He is the author of the award-winning book “Making it Happen: Fred Goodwin, RBS and the men who blew up the British Economy” and of “Crash, Bang, Wallop: the inside story of Big bang and financial revolution that changed the world."

Wednesday, 25 November 2020

Statist Tory leadership has forgotten that only enterprise will get Britain out of this economic hole

Until recently Margaret Thatcher anniversaries attracted a lot of attention, by which I mean they attracted attention from the political …

By Iain Martin

Saturday, 21 November 2020

Vitamin D: how it can help in the fight against Covid-19

How much Vitamin D are you taking? There is increasing evidence that having enough Vitamin D in your system could …

By Iain Martin

Saturday, 7 November 2020

Boris, nod twice for yes. Is anyone in charge?

A lot has happened this week, what with the American election, Donald Trump rerunning the Berlin bunker epic Downfall, and …

By Iain Martin

Wednesday, 28 October 2020

Court-packing Democrats sound furious they cocked up the politics of the last decade

The winning post is in sight. The excitement is building. We are only days away from the publication of traditional …

By Iain Martin

Monday, 26 October 2020

How Number 10's contempt for modern media caused it to be hit by Marcus Rashford iceberg

The Number 10 view of the modern media – that those of us in it are prone to hysteria – …

By Iain Martin

Saturday, 24 October 2020

With a deficit approaching £390bn Britain has to find a better way to deal with Covid

It is quite an achievement – as the commentator Dan Hodges noted this week – for the British government to …

By Iain Martin

Saturday, 3 October 2020

Trump v Biden: a tragic choice for a West urgently in need of leadership

One of the problems with a leader crying “fake news” is that when he needs voters to believe he is …

By Iain Martin

Saturday, 19 September 2020

Tory leadership race - the contenders to succeed Boris

What a week! In the olden days, before the internut, in the late 1990s and Follow Reaction on Twitter

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Sunday, 13 September 2020

Borisland: Cummings, Carrie and the troubled creation of a new post-Thatcherite Conservatism

This is Iain Martin’s weekly newsletter for Reaction subscribers. Subscribe here. In Tim Shipman’s long read in last weekend’s edition …

By Iain Martin