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."

Wednesday, 29 May 2019

Letters to the Editor: New leadership and reform needed for a Better Britain

Dear Sir, With regard to Reaction’s new series of articles – Better Britain: What do we want for our country? …

By Iain Martin

Tuesday, 28 May 2019

TV debates could change the shape of the Tory leadership race

The BBC has announced that there will be televised hustings during the Tory leadership race. Thank goodness for that. There was …

By Iain Martin

Monday, 27 May 2019

The case for Tory optimism

The comments made on social media by Rory Stewart MP are one of the most disappointing features of a Conservative …

By Iain Martin

Friday, 24 May 2019

A dignified end to a disastrous and disgraceful premiership

With her voice cracking, Theresa May said it had been an honour to serve the country she loves. Her resignation …

By Iain Martin

Tuesday, 21 May 2019

One Nation Tory MPs will have to suck up a clean Brexit or be squashed

How do you solve a problem like Theresa? The Tory party’s tortuous attempts at Westminster to force the Prime Minister …

By Iain Martin

Friday, 17 May 2019

Face it - a new Tory leader means an early general election

Westminster is la la land right now. The scale of the dysfunction and decay is mind-boggling. MPs aren’t voting on …

By Iain Martin

Friday, 17 May 2019

Better Britain: What do we want for our country?

Am I alone in finding the Conservative party leadership race – underway in all but name – deeply dispiriting and …

By Iain Martin

Tuesday, 14 May 2019

Remember when we used to complain about political apathy?

Jonathan Sumption is notorious for being one of Britain’s cleverest persons. The retired judge doubles as a historian and if …

By Iain Martin

Wednesday, 8 May 2019

Letters to the Editor: Angry voters have had enough of broken promises

Voters punishing politicians who don’t do what they say will Dear Sir, I am an avid reader of the editor’s …

By Iain Martin