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."

Monday, 9 September 2019

Bad Bercow did serious harm to Parliament and the constitution

It is worth recalling just how much good will there was towards John Bercow when he became Speaker of the …

By Iain Martin

Wednesday, 4 September 2019

Number 10 plotting Irish border deal with Dublin to replace the backstop

One of the central problems Boris Johnson’s Number 10 has right now is that the parliamentary press pack has concluded …

By Iain Martin

Monday, 2 September 2019

The Tories need a Brexit party election deal right about now

Welcome, to the maddest week yet in Brexit, in which rebel Conservative MPs are expected to join forces with Jeremy …

By Iain Martin

Tuesday, 13 August 2019

Tom Holland Dominion reader event

The historian Tom Holland’s keenly-awaited next book is Dominion: The Making of the Western Mind. It is a deeply rewarding and …

By Iain Martin

Monday, 12 August 2019

Caroline Lucas and the unworkable madness of woke politics

Have you had the call to join the Government of National Unity (GNU) yet? My mobile telephone has been playing …

By Iain Martin

Wednesday, 7 August 2019

What Dominic Cummings is up to

When Dominic Cummings was cycling around London after the 2015 general election, preparing the establishment of Vote Leave, he came …

By Iain Martin

Tuesday, 6 August 2019

Isn't it time for the EU to move and get creative on Brexit?

It’s August. You don’t need another long essay on Brexit, examining why X said that Y is furious with Z …

By Iain Martin

Tuesday, 6 August 2019

Letters to the editor: Boris Johnson's big gamble

How long would you like your Reaction podcast? Sir, I thought I would send an email rather than leave a …

By Iain Martin

Tuesday, 30 July 2019

Andrew Roberts on Churchill - Reaction reader event

Join us for a Reaction reader event, with leading historian Andrew Roberts, on the publication of the paperback edition of …

By Iain Martin