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."

Friday, 7 August 2020

Trump v Biden: Somehow the Democrats have ended up with another candidate they need to hide

It’s August and I’m disappearing for a couple of weeks. Before I go, to the fridge to pour a glass …

By Iain Martin

Saturday, 1 August 2020

Union on life support, but not quite dead yet

The award for best and most cynical piece of political phrase-making this summer goes to Alex Massie. On hearing the …

By Iain Martin

Saturday, 18 July 2020

The West must get ready for the coming clash with China

On the 5 March 1946, American and British officials signed a then secret agreement that stands – in the context …

By Iain Martin

Tuesday, 14 July 2020

Caprice, Jeremy Vine, Dr Sarah Jarvis and how Caprice turned out to be sort-of right about Covid 19

Back in mid-March – you remember March? – the Jeremy Vine show on Britain’s Channel 5  attracted considerable criticism for …

By Iain Martin

Wednesday, 8 July 2020

Can Rishi Sunak save the Union from Boris and Nicola?

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s Rishi Sunak, the new Superman of Tory politics. The Chancellor …

By Iain Martin

Sunday, 5 July 2020

Does this government understand private enterprise?

This is Iain Martin’s newsletter for Reaction subscribers. To receive it regularly,  and get full access to our site and …

By Iain Martin

Saturday, 20 June 2020

Gathering Storm: Boris battles to avoid being damned by the verdict of history

In the early evening of 31 March 1982, what may have been the pivotal meeting of Margaret Thatcher’s premiership took …

By Iain Martin

Tuesday, 16 June 2020

Hero Marcus Rashford has run rings around a useless No. 10 defence

A core part of the mythology of Dominic Cummings is the notion that he understands the punters. He has a …

By Iain Martin

Friday, 12 June 2020

Professor Brian Cox event - Q&A - tickets now on sale

I’m delighted that Professor Brian Cox – physicist, broadcaster and author – has agreed to be our guest for the …

By Iain Martin