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."

Saturday, 13 July 2019

Is Boris ready to be massively unpopular?

Only the BBC could contrive to produce a situation so ridiculous. A week before his popular weekly political show (This …

By Iain Martin

Wednesday, 10 July 2019

How the Darroch scandal damages Boris

If the leaker who leaked the Darroch memos sought to help Boris Johnson, then their underhand plan has now spectacularly …

By Iain Martin

Tuesday, 9 July 2019

Save Kim Darroch - our man in Washington must not be fired

This is not one of those pieces about what a fine chap Kim Darroch is. If I’ve ever met him, …

By Iain Martin

Thursday, 4 July 2019

Ronald Reagan independence day speech, 4th July 1986

Sometimes you stumble across a speech or piece of writing that illustrates the painful contrast between the rhetorical and intellectual …

By Iain Martin

Wednesday, 3 July 2019

Tory party membership hits 180,000

One of the most consistent complaints heard during the Tory leadership contest has been the charge that only a few …

By Iain Martin

Tuesday, 2 July 2019

The Tories must shut down the Brexit party or they will be obliterated

The Brexit party held a rally at Birmingham’s NEC on Sunday to which it is estimated more than 5,000 of …

By Iain Martin

Friday, 28 June 2019

Letters: Does Boris think School for Scoundrels was an instruction manual?

In defence of Boris Dear Sir, In your latest podcast you and your team expressed a sceptical view on Boris …

By Iain Martin

Saturday, 22 June 2019

Media going mad will help Boris win the Tory leadership

Only Boris can stop Boris becoming Prime Minister, goes the saying in media land. Following a carefully managed campaign, constructed …

By Iain Martin

Monday, 17 June 2019

Hong Kong: Bravery of protesters shames the supine Europeans

For more than a decade now many of us have banished to the back of our minds concerns about the …

By Iain Martin