Jonathan Gornall

Jonathan Gornall


Jonathan Gornall is a freelance British journalist, formerly with The Times, who has lived and worked in the Middle East and is now based in the UK.

While at The Times he wrote the humorous weekly column Microwave Man, which recounted the adventures of a newly single forty-something male. A novel based on the column was published by Penguin.

Subsequently happily married and now living in East Anglia with his wife and young daughter, these days he specialises in health, a subject on which he writes for the British Medical Journal and the Daily Mail. He also covers a wide range of topics for The National, the UAE-based leading English language daily newspaper in the Arabian Gulf, where he was on the staff from 2008 to 2012. During that time he lived in Dubai and Abu Dhabi and travelled to many countries in the region, including Iraq, Oman and Qatar.

In 2014 Jonathan was named freelance journalist of the year (professional media) by the Medical Journalists’ Association. The award was made for a series of articles for the British Medical Journal in which he investigated the power of the alcohol industry and its influence on public health policy throughout Europe.

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I will never forget this day.

Such a wonderful privilege to tell Carlie today that we’ve agreed funding for #OrkambiNow, and to thank her for her incredible campaigning

Fine, important journalism: “Gyula Remes died on parliament's doorstep. Was the outcry of MPs just for show?”

Memo to @nigel_farage THE WAR IS OVER, you evil-minded Little Englander

.@BorisJohnson, what’s at stake is not winning some stupid blame game. At stake is the future of Europe and the UK as well as the security and interests of our people. You don’t want a deal, you don’t want an extension, you don’t want to revoke, quo vadis?

An observation by Sagan that presupposes a) that there is some grand purpose to human existence and b) that we aren’t a waste of space.

Good grief ... welcome to Dickensian Britain

Patel's delivery oozes smugness - and she was clearly schooled in public speaking by the same comedian who set Liz Truss up

How much longer must this country endure the shame of being represented by this man ⁦@BorisJohnson⁩ ? And when, exactly, will the police step in and do their duty?

And yet he's booked on @BBCAnyQuestions next week ...

Labour MP @KarlTurnerMP confronts odious svengali Dominic Cummings over death threats.

Refugees demonized, but kindness triumphs over hate

"Refugees demonized, but kindness triumphs over hate." @JonathanGornall, via @asiatimesonline

I’m assuming @zatzi that, as they all seem pretty smart, none of them did. What’s your point?

HMRC currently too busy POINTLESSLY figuring out how to tax Ferrero Rocher chocolates coming through Dover

I think you’ll find, @Nigel_Farage , that @BorisJohnson is perfectly capable of ritually humiliating himself - and the rest of us.

Exactly how will our trade with NZ be any different post-Brexit to how it is now? Details @trussliz instead of hollow slogans.

Yemen’s victory over malaria shows what can accomplished by dedicated human beings despite overwhelming odds.

A disturbing and timely series from the BBC, showing how in a few short years in the Thirties poisoned rhetoric, lies and flag-waving nationalism took Germany from being a liberal democracy to becoming a hate-fuelled fascist state. Brexiteers: please watch

Of course the so-called gig economy works well for employers, who can avoid the costs and responsibilities of a conventional employment model. The danger, as has been seen around the world, is that casualization leads to exploitation