Iain Martin

Editor/Founder

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."


Thursday, 11 February 2021

Battle for Britain: The Union needs a Scottish Labour revival - fast

In the latest opinion polling from Scotland, the Labour party is on just 16% (-2) of the vote in the …

By Iain Martin



Saturday, 30 January 2021

EU’s vaccine disaster demonstrates the point of nimble Britain leaving

This is Iain Martin’s weekly newsletter for Reaction subscribers. Picture the scene. It is late January 2021, right now, but …

By Iain Martin



Saturday, 16 January 2021

In praise of America

For friends of America these are not easy  times. The disgraceful denouement of the Trump presidency, that began with his …

By Iain Martin



Thursday, 14 January 2021

Leonard resignation: a chance for Unionists desperate for a Scottish Labour revival

“Nothing in his leadership became him like the leaving it,” wrote William Shakespeare in his bloody play The Scottish Labour Party …

By Iain Martin



Wednesday, 23 December 2020

Reaction 2020 awards: the winners unveiled

For weeks now I have been preparing a newsletter for Reaction subscribers on the denouement of the Brexit negotiations. And …

By Iain Martin



Thursday, 10 December 2020

Brussels dinner date disaster points to no deal

Sunday is the new Wednesday. At the dinner last night that was supposed to be decisive, Boris Johnson and Ursula …

By Iain Martin



Sunday, 29 November 2020

Event: Daniel Finkelstein in conversation with Iain Martin

Join us for our next reader event. Daniel Finkelstein in conversation with Reaction editor Iain Martin. On 8 December from …

By Iain Martin



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