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.


Monday, 1 June 2020

Trial by Zoom: Covid-19 and the threat to our weakened justice system

“This is not the new normal. This is the normal normal,” says Matthew Paul. He’s a barrister at Civitas Law, …

By Rachel Cunliffe



Tuesday, 26 May 2020

Cummings should have gone to Specsavers

Hell hath no fury like a nation that has been dutifully following lockdown rules for nine weeks suddenly discovering that …

By Rachel Cunliffe



Saturday, 23 May 2020

Prozac dreams: What I've learned from the dystopian universe of Peppa Pig

Since the Magic Roundabout aired in the 1960s, it has been commonplace to suggest that the makers of children’s television …

By Rachel Cunliffe



Saturday, 16 May 2020

Pop and pyrotechnics: Why lockdown is the ideal time to discover Eurovision

After two months of lockdown, I finally understand how the sports fans feel. Because tonight, the highlight of my entertainment …

By Rachel Cunliffe



Thursday, 7 May 2020

“There is no such thing as The Science” – an interview with Robert Winston

“If I go for a walk in the park, what’s my risk?” asks Professor Robert Winston. He is midway through …

By Rachel Cunliffe



Friday, 1 May 2020

Emma Jones interview: Enterprise and entrepreneurs will power us out of this economic crisis

The last six weeks have been extremely rocky for businesses, SMEs and start-ups in particular. Viable business models were upended …

By Rachel Cunliffe



Wednesday, 29 April 2020

Quick, reverse... Cummings is the bad guy now because he wanted lockdown?

Downing Street palace intrigue centres once more on the Prime Minister’s most controversial aide, Dominic Cummings, and his interactions with …

By Rachel Cunliffe



Monday, 27 April 2020

Boris the great communicator bounces back

If a week is a long time in politics, then three weeks without a Prime Minister is a political lifetime. …

By Rachel Cunliffe



Wednesday, 22 April 2020

PMQs: Starmer makes a strong start

It is safe to say that, however Sir Keir Starmer imagined his first Prime Minister’s Question Time as leader of …

By Rachel Cunliffe