Matthew d’Ancona

Matthew d’Ancona

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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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Virginia Woolf's 'Orlando' - now dramatised by @MichaelGrandage starring #EmmaCorrin in dazzling form - has never felt more topical. The new @tortoise #CreativeSensemaker https://www.tortoisemedia.com/2022/12/01/just-in-time/

The argument that Lady Hussey's racist remarks are explained by her age - "she's 83" - is nonsense. She was only 38 when Enoch Powell's "Rivers of Blood" speech sparked a comprehensive debate on race and immigration in 1968. She is old enough to know better.

“One Tory minister texted me anxiously: “You don’t think he’ll [Matt Hancock] be back in Cabinet, do you??”

“To which the answer is: not a chance, at least while Sunak is in charge.”

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It's back. It's buzzing. It's going to even more brilliant this time. Just say yes to @KiteFSTVL 2023.

Very excited to be taking part in a @tortoise news discussion tomorrow morning in storied Soho, hosted by @MatthewdAncona - hope to see you there. https://www.tortoisemedia.com/thinkin/the-review-4/

Huge congratulations to the great @AndrewMarr9 on his thoroughly deserved victory in the Columnist of the Year award category at tonight’s #BSMEAwards!

"Sunak's slogans are pretty much the sort of platitude that would be written on a mood board by a session facilitator called Darren at an awayday for the regional management of Currys." My @tortoise column https://www.tortoisemedia.com/2022/11/28/matthew-dancona-matt-hancock-im-a-celebrity-rishi-sunak/?mc_cid=98f3b4f8d2&mc_eid=UNIQID

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"I wonder if Rishi Sunak has nightmares about Ant and Dec bouncing into the cabinet room early in morning to tell him he's the third PM in this year's contest to be evicted" My @tortoise column https://www.tortoisemedia.com/2022/11/28/matthew-dancona-matt-hancock-im-a-celebrity-rishi-sunak/

Don’t miss this brilliant new @tortoise series on the Tavistock by the one and only @pollycurtis

I was privileged to be interviewed by ⁦@VictoriaPeckham⁩ for ⁦@thetimes⁩ about (myself, a lot) the experiences informing my book Defending Women’s Spaces https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/counting-dead-women-my-mission-to-save-victims-of-violence-3g6t26829

Five years ago, New York Times reporters Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey revealed the terrible truth about Harvey Weinstein.

@SheSaidfilm is a gripping movie adaptation of the story that launched a worldwide movement, writes @MatthewdAncona.

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Exciting parcel just arrived with the first paperbacks. Out on 3rd January. @HarperCollins

https://www.waterstones.com/book/ten-survival-skills-for-a-world-in-flux/9780008447809

Five years ago, New York Times reporters Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey revealed the terrible truth about Harvey Weinstein.

@SheSaidfilm is a gripping movie adaptation of the story that launched a worldwide movement, writes @MatthewdAncona.

https://torto.se/3V0xtL0

Switch up your news podcasts, newsletters and monthly magazines and take part in a live conversation, hearing first-hand analysis of the breaking news of the day.

Join @MatthewdAncona, @NinaKuryata, @PauldMcNamee and @philipcbaldwin next Thursday morning for 'The Review'.

Five years ago, New York Times reporters Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey revealed the terrible truth about Harvey Weinstein.

@SheSaidfilm is a gripping movie adaptation of the story that launched a worldwide movement, writes @MatthewdAncona.

https://torto.se/3V0xtL0

Switch up your news podcasts, newsletters and monthly magazines and take part in a live conversation, hearing first-hand analysis of the breaking news of the day.

Join @MatthewdAncona, @NinaKuryata, @PauldMcNamee and @philipcbaldwin next Thursday morning for 'The Review'.

Five years after ⁦@jodikantor⁩ and ⁦@mega2e⁩’s investigation into Harvey Weinstein’s history of sexual assault, ⁦@SheSaidFilm⁩ is a terrific account of how journalism really works. Read the new @tortoise #CreativeSensemaker https://members.tortoisemedia.com/2022/11/24/creative-sensemaker-24-november/content.html?sig=h9yeq9LdMEPUqp-6ilIBUuPo80I7y7uLjmUQZkKbWJQ

Last week’s autumn statement was meant to hem in Labour on fiscal policy.

Now, Rishi Sunak is trying to tempt the Opposition leader onto lethal ground of a different sort.

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"What is the vision of our nation that would propel it, in time, to renewed membership of the European family?

"The question that any prospective prime minister should be asking and answering with confidence and passion."

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