Rachel Cunliffe

Deputy Editor

Rachel Cunliffe is a political writer and editor. She specialises in global politics, technology and innovation. Her Per Diem e-mail for Reaction gives a snapshot of the day’s key stories, in Westminster, Washington and beyond. She also regularly writes for The Telegraph, The New Statesman, City A.M., and The Spectator.


Wednesday, 8 April 2020

Passover festival: Britain’s Jews will find new ways to celebrate in coronavirus lockdown

When it comes to Jewish festivals, Pesach (Passover) has always been the highlight of my calendar. My family has never …

By Rachel Cunliffe



Saturday, 4 April 2020

Keir Starmer: boring robot or Labour's saviour?

“It had taken a long time to arrange this,” says David Lidington, Theresa May’s former de factor deputy, recalling his …

By Rachel Cunliffe



Thursday, 2 April 2020

Calamity Corbyn leaves Labour in tatters

“We go forward as a movement and a party, stronger, bigger and more determined than we have been for a …

By Rachel Cunliffe



Monday, 30 March 2020

Lockdown is bringing out the worst in authoritarian police

In China, where the coronavirus outbreak began, the government has tools for social control that British police forces could only dream of. …

By Rachel Cunliffe



Thursday, 23 May 2019

Ancient prophesy says totally stuffed Tories must throw May on the fire

Classical myth has it that the Sibyl offered nine books of prophecies to Tarquin the Proud, the last King of …

By Rachel Cunliffe



Saturday, 27 May 2017

Discover Goa: the gateway to India

Adventurous, globe-trotting, and seeking some winter sun? Now is the time to visit Goa. Once a staple of the hippie …

By Rachel Cunliffe



Thursday, 25 May 2017

America, get your act together - stop leaking intel

The UK police forces investigating the Manchester attack have stopped sharing intelligence with their US counterparts, after a series of …

By Rachel Cunliffe



Friday, 19 May 2017

In defence of Theresa May's plan to hit wealthy old people with the bill for care costs

It’s official, Theresa May has abandoned older people. So claims shadow chancellor and die-hard Corbynista John McDonnell – and if you listened …

By Rachel Cunliffe



Thursday, 18 May 2017

Reaction podcast: the good, the bad, and the high

The wait is over – the Tories have launched their official election manifesto, giving us a taste of what we’re …

By Rachel Cunliffe