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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Matthew d'Ancona @MatthewdAncona

"@Succession proposes that extreme wealth is a barbarising force.

"It strips away decency and a meaningful sense of community, and reduces those who have it to the most basic and brutal of primal urges."

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I don’t know mate you’ll have to ask the BBC. I did a series about British Jews facing anti-semitism, nothing to do with Israel or Palestine. But if you think they’re linked you probably think one justifies the other & the irony is, that’s exactly why Ridley Rd got commissioned https://twitter.com/felledger/status/1448593670815592450

"@Succession proposes that extreme wealth is a barbarising force.

“It strips away decency and a meaningful sense of community, and reduces those who have it to the most basic and brutal of primal urges."

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“The Modern Slavery Act has clearly missed the point. Simply saying how much harm you are doing doesn’t help to *limit* that harm; transparency is not an end in itself.”

@LukeGbedemah makes the case for a change in the law to root out worker exploitation. https://torto.se/3pcJb8e

Beautiful https://twitter.com/Tanti_Burlo/status/1449273721076727811

Journalism is not an attack. Scrutiny is not persecution. Stephen Nolan’s Stonewall investigation is proper journalism that asks the right questions.

https://www.spectator.co.uk/article/the-bbc-s-relationship-with-stonewall-is-finally-being-scrutinised via @spectator

"@Succession proposes that extreme wealth is a barbarising force.

"It strips away decency and a meaningful sense of community, and reduces those who have it to the most basic and brutal of primal urges."

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This, by ⁦@rafaelbehr⁩, absolutely gets to the heart of the matter https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/oct/15/david-amesss-death-assault-democracy-mps

Two MPs, David Amess and Jo Cox, have been killed and one (Nigel Jones) very nearly was, doing their job. Let me say something that’s hard for current MPs to say because they can get shouted down: MPs, in their constituency work, are on the front line of public service.

David @amessd_southend died as he lived - serving others, his community and our country.

Please remember his family and all his friends. We have all lost so much.

#KateAdie @MatthewdAncona discuss digital's media transformative effect on what it means to be a person; the dangers of thinking tech life is real life. Driven towards our 'likes' confirms our biases closing down multi-level communiciation. Big firm algorithmic transparency key.

As the new book by the late ⁦@rabbisacks⁩ shows - and the tribute paid to him this week by Tony Blair ⁦@InstituteGC⁩ emphasised - we need to rediscover the power of wisdom in our politics. My ⁦⁦@EveningStandard⁩ column https://www.standard.co.uk/comment/comment/let-s-rediscover-power-of-wisdom-to-steer-us-through-the-crisis-we-face-b960712.html

My thoughts and love are with David’s family. They are all that matter now. This brings everything back. The pain, the loss, but also how much love the public gave us following the loss of Jo. I hope we can do the same for David now.

I find it sad that so many people tweeting about the death of #DavidAmess even find it necessary to say ‘no matter what you thought of his politics’ - as if such a calculation could even be possible.

Unspeakably awful news.

My first thought was poor Mr Amess. My second was for Mr Timms. Must have brought back awful memories. Can only hope that the former survives and thrives as has the latter. https://twitter.com/stephenctimms/status/1448999454544179201

The intimidation of Kathleen Stock, the Sussex University feminist philosophy professor, has reignited controversy over trans activism.

@MatthewdAncona shares his #SlowView on an issue that has become a proxy for much else in our culture.

https://torto.se/2YGeSeM

‘We have to be careful that the noisiest voices are not the only voices. There is a danger that we assume that technology ‘is’ life because it’s changing life. And we must moved internationally to force algorithm transparency.’@MatthewdAncona speaking real sense at @DorchLitFest

"@Succession proposes that extreme wealth is a barbarising force.

"It strips away decency and a meaningful sense of community, and reduces those who have it to the most basic and brutal of primal urges."

✍️ @MatthewdAncona

#CreativeSensemaker

https://torto.se/3j6iXjT

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