Matthew d’Ancona

Matthew d’Ancona


Matthew d’Ancona is a British journalist and award-winning political columnist who writes a weekly column for the Guardian. He was Deputy Editor The Sunday Telegraph before becoming editor of The Spectator in 2006. During his editorship, the magazine enjoyed record circulation and he was named Editor of the Year (Current Affairs) in the 2007 BSME awards.

He was the Sunday Telegraph’s political columnist for 19 years.  He also writes for the Evening Standard, International New York Times and GQ. He is a visiting research fellow at Queen Mary University of London, and the author of several books including In It Together: The Inside Story of the Coalition.

He wrote Being British: The Search for the Values That Bind the Nationwhich was published in 2009 with an introduction by Gordon Brown. His earlier works include the international bestseller The Jesus Papyrus in 1997 and The Quest For the True Cross in 2000.

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Great job @Femi_Sorry .. The Live Fact Checker

The BBC has been slated for its "inept" handling of a sex-assault inquiry into sports presenter George Riley - my exclusive with @DavidCollinsST

You’ve never read a guide to the ⁦@NationalGallery⁩ like this one, by Giles Smith for ⁦@tortoise⁩. It’ll make you want to go there ASAP!

Absolutely gripping ⁦@tortoise⁩ piece on Woody Allen and ⁦@MiaFarrow⁩ by ⁦@hattiegarlick⁩.

I dare say some of the celebrities supporting #ExtinctionRebelion do fly a lot. But fixating on that is just a way of ignoring the only question that matters - which is #climatechange and what to do about it.

From the #MuellerReport: "If we had confidence after a thorough investigation of the facts that the President clearly did not commit obstruction of justice, we would so state. Based on the facts and the applicable legal standards, however, we are unable to reach that judgment.”

REGISTER TO VOTE! It’s so easy and so important. Make your voice count and help shape the future. ⁦@vfyf2019⁩ #voteforyourfuture

SO excited to be part of this campaign. Only 1/3rd of young people currently on the electoral register - and we've only got three weeks to change that!

Follow @vfyf2019 NOW! #VoteForYourFuture

Batten has no answer to the question. Pathetic.

Love this piece on Stanley Kubrick as a great British director - by the always excellent @pghoskin for @tortoise

To accompany our piece on the great director in today's edition, here is @edithpritchett2's Stanley Kubrick inspired Brexit cartoon.

The case for Stanley #Kubrick as a distinctively British director. Patriot cinephile ⁦@pghoskin⁩ in the footsteps of the master for ⁦@tortoise.⁩

Notre-Dame reminds us humanity’s goodwill has no borders | @MatthewdAncona

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