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, 28 October 2019

December election on - what could possibly go wrong?

With the caveat that almost everything about this House of Commons that looks one way turns out to not be …

By Iain Martin

Friday, 25 October 2019

Latest madcap wheeze by Boris means the government is now blocking Brexit

There has been a change in the air pressure in the Commons chamber since Boris Johnson produced a revised deal …

By Iain Martin

Tuesday, 22 October 2019

Boris should pause and ask for an extension to get Brexit done

The Prime Minister faces a choice today. He can try to plough ahead with his short timetable for legislative approval …

By Iain Martin

Sunday, 20 October 2019

Boris may get his happy ending to the Brexit saga after all

The British have long been adept at producing epic literary sagas in a gothic setting. In the 19th century the …

By Iain Martin

Friday, 11 October 2019

Here's to a Brexit deal - it will annoy all the right people

What is that glimmer of light on the horizon? Is it the flickering and faint hope of a Brexit deal …

By Iain Martin

Monday, 7 October 2019

Get ready for the disgraceful Long Parliament that refuses to call a general election

Perhaps there are still a few poor souls left alive who think that Boris Johnson’s Number 10 is operating to …

By Iain Martin

Wednesday, 2 October 2019

Johnson about to be revealed as political genius or total muppet

In the aftermath of Boris Johnson’s interview with the BBC’s Andrew Marr last weekend, another broadcaster tweeted some media advice …

By Iain Martin

Friday, 27 September 2019

David Cameron should stop beating himself up

In the run-up to the Scottish referendum of 2014 I was sitting in the House of Commons café area at Portcullis …

By Iain Martin

Wednesday, 25 September 2019

Blistering Boris blows hopeless Corbyn out of the water

After the drama and excitement of Supreme Court judgment day, the forced return of the Commons was always going to …

By Iain Martin