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."


Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Boris celebrates landslide win with curious and underwhelming speech

Boris Johnson does know that he is becoming Prime Minister this week? Someone has told him that he should have …

By Iain Martin



Saturday, 20 July 2019

The Lib Dems are on the verge of a serious surge. Will they blow it?

For those of us who try to avoid the Liberal Democrats, preferring British politics as a two-party Tory v Labour …

By Iain Martin



Friday, 19 July 2019

For and against Boris

Boris is the best Dear Sir, As we know as MPs, the best way to succeed in a battle with …

By Iain Martin



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