Contributors

Stephen Rand

CEO & Founder of TheArticle

Stephen has had 15 years' experience in the publishing world. He started off in the advertising business but quickly moved publisher-side with roles at The Spectator, Telegraph Media Group and Dow Jones. Stephen came up with ...

Josh Adams

Josh has worked as a freelance journalist, music publicist and music promoter. He is currently writing a book on rare disease and their effect on patients, families, healthcare systems and societies.

David Alton

Lord David Alton is a former Liberal Party and later Liberal Democrat Member of Parliament who has sat as a crossbench member of the House of Lords since 1997 when he was made a life peer.

Erin Baker

Erin Baker is the Editorial Director at Auto Trader. Previously, she was the motoring editor at The Telegraph.

Emily Barley

Emily Barley is the Chairman of Conservatives for Liberty. She is a member of the Conservative Party.

Tamara Berens

Tamara is a freelance journalist. She has written for several publications on both sides of the Atlantic including CapX, Standpoint, the Weekly Standard, Spiked, the Washington Examiner and the National Review.

James Bethell

James Bethell is a member of the House of Lords and a Research Fellow at the Institute for Strategic Dialogue.

Esther Betts

Esther Betts is a freelance journalist and trans activist based in the United Kingdom.

James Bickerton

James Bickerton is the political editor of The Backbencher and a reporter at The Express.

Nigel Biggar

Nigel Biggar is Regius Professor of Moral & Pastoral Theology, and Director of the McDonald Centre for Theology, Ethics, & Public Life, University of Oxford.

Katharine Birbalsingh

Katharine Birbalsingh is the headmistress and founder of The Michaela School. Birbalsingh is the author of two books, Singleholic (2009) and To Miss with Love (2011), and editor of Battle Hymn of the Tiger Teachers: The Michael...

Jeremy Black

Jeremy is a British historian and a professor of history at the University of Exeter. He is a senior fellow at the Centre for the Study of America and the West at the Foreign Policy Research Institute in Philadelphia. He is the...

Chris Bradford

Chris Bradford is a freelance journalist. He has previously written for the Observer.

Tracy Brighten

Freelance writer, editor and copywriter on health, nature, education and sustainability. Based in Norwich, Norfolk.

Amanda Brock

Amanda Brock is a lawyer with over 20 years experience in tech and digital. She is also a regular international speaker in the sector.

Catherine Brown

Dr Catherine Brown is Head of Faculty and a Senior Lecturer in English at New College of the Humanities. She studied English at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge.

John Buni

John Buni is the co-founder of CleanCloud, a SaaS solution for small, independent dry cleaners, with 5,000 users in over 70 countries worldwide.

David Butterfield

Dr David Butterfield is a Fellow and Director of Studies in Classics, Queens' College Cambridge.

Jozef Butterfield

Jozef is a teacher of English at Michaela Community School, in Wembley Park, London. He is passionately committed to traditional educational values as the best way to empower pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Brendan Chilton

Brendan Chilton is a Labour councillor from Kent and a former parliamentary candidate. He was head of the Labour Leave campaign during the EU Referendum and heads Labour Future.

Graham Cunningham

Graham Cunningham is a freelance journalist. He writes regularly for The New Criterion.

Jane Dalton

Jane Dalton is a long-time Fleet Street journalist, who has been a reporter, editor and sub-editor for the Press Association, the BBC, the Sunday Times and the Daily Telegraph among others, and now writes for the Independent.

Richard Dowden

Richard Dowden is a journalist who has been writing on Africa since the 1970s for many newspapers, including the Guardian and the Times. His most recent book is Africa: Altered States, Ordinary Miracles (Portabello Books).

Oliver Eagleton

Oliver is a freelance journalist. He has written for Jacobin magazine and Red Pepper magazine, among others.

Jay Elwes

Jay Elwes, a writer and novelist, is former acting editor of Prospect magazine.

Nick Ferrari

Nick Ferrari is a journalist and broadcaster. He is host of the LBC weekday breakfast show and panelist on The Pledge on Sky News.

Caroline Ffiske

Caroline Ffiske studied economics and political philosophy at Victoria University in Wellington, New Zealand. She worked as a policy advisor to the New Zealand government and then as a management consultant in London for ten y...

Malcolm Forbes

Malcolm Forbes is a freelance writer. He has written for the TLS, the Economist, the Financial Times, and the New Republic, among others.

Clayton Fordahl

Clayton is an assistant professor in sociology at The University of Memphis. His work has been published in the European Journal of Social Theory, the American Sociologist, and the Journal of Historical Sociology.

Rebecca Fraser

Rebecca Fraser is a writer and broadcaster. Formerly the President of the Bronte Society, her first book was a biography of Charlotte Bronte (Vintage paperback). Her most recent is The Mayflower Generation: The Winslow Family a...

Robert Fry

Sir Robert Fry completed a full military career that included appointments as the Commandant General of the Royal Marines and Deputy Commanding General of coalition forces in Iraq. After military service, he became a vice presi...

Abigail Frymann Rouch

Abigail Frymann Rouch is a freelance journalist. She has written for the Guardian, Telegraph, Independent, Deutsche Welle and the Tablet, among others.

Jonathan Gaisman

Jonathan Gaisman is a QC practising in commercial law, and an occasional writer on cultural and other topics.

Ian Garrick Mason

Ian Garrick Mason is an independent filmmaker, photographer, and essayist. He is a contributing visual editor at Barcelona-based urbanNext, and he has written on politics and culture for the Times Literary Supplement, the Spect...

Gabriel Gavin

Gabriel Gavin is a Conservative Party activist, school governor and former local government candidate.

Marina Gerner

Marina Gerner is a freelance journalist and the supplements editor of The i paper.

Charlotte Gill

Charlotte Gill is freelance journalist. She has written for the Mail on Sunday, the Independent, the Times, the Telegraph, Prospect, and the Spectator.

Bruce Gilley

Bruce Gilley is a professor of political science at Portland State University. His article "The case for colonialism", published in an advance online edition of Third World Quarterly in 2017, was highly controversial for its th...

Matt Gillow

Matt Gillow is a director at 1828, a neo-liberal opinion website. He is also a research fellow at Consumer Choice.

Andrew Gimson

Andrew Gimson is a British political journalist. He formerly wrote the parliamentary sketch for the Daily Telegraph, and has written a novel entitled The Desired Effect as well as books about Boris Johnson, British monarchs and...

Alister Graham

Professor Alister Graham's research deals with the structure and dynamics of galaxies, their dark matter halos and their central super massive black holes. He has worked in Europe and the USA for many years, was previously supp...

Madeline Grant

Editorial Manager at the IEA

Madeline is the editorial manager at the Institute of Economic Affairs. Prior to joining the Institute, she worked as a parliamentary researcher and speechwriter, and as a reporter for Newsweek magazine.

Crawford Gribben

Professor Gribben is a cultural and literary historian at Queen's University Belfast. He is the co-editor of two series of monographs and edited collections entitled 'Christianities in the trans-Atlantic world, 1550-1800' (Palg...

Brian Griffiths

Lord Brian Griffiths is a former advisor to Margaret Thatcher and was chairman of the Centre for Policy Studies from 1991 to 2001.

Michel Gurfinkiel

Michel Gurfinkiel is a French journalist and public intellectual. He has been editor-in-chief or editorial board member of several leading French journals and is the founder of the Jean-Jacques Rousseau Institute.

Greg Hall

Greg Hall is a student and a freelance journalist. He has written for The Spectator.

Nigel Hall

Nigel Hall commanded 1st Battalion The Duke Of Wellington's Regiment and retired early from the British Army in the rank of brigadier in 2007. He is a senior visiting research fellow at King’s College London.

Joyce Harper

Joyce Harper is Professor of Reproductive Science at University College London. She has worked in the fields of fertility, genetics, reproductive health and women’s health for over 30 years.

Mary Harrod

Mary Harrod is an associate professor at the University of Warwick. Her primary research is in contemporary film and media, with an emphasis on popular modes, principally in Hollywood and Europe (especially France).

Elizabeth Heineman

Elizabeth Heineman is a professor of history and of gender, women's, and sexuality studies at the University of Iowa. Her published works include Before Porn was Legal, Sexual Violence in Conflict Zones, and What Difference Doe...

Charlotte Henry

Charlotte Henry is a journalist, broadcaster and communications professional. She has worked both freelance and on the staff for a variety of major publications. These include City AM, the Spectator, the Independent on Sunday,...

Patrick Heren

Patrick Heren is a journalist who advises the British government on energy procurement.

David Herman

David Herman is a freelance journalist. He has written for the Guardian, the New Statesman, Prospect and Standpoint, among others.

R.T Howard

Roger is a freelance journalist and author. His articles have appeared in the Guardian, Times, Daily Telegraph, Daily Mail, Daily Express, Independent on Sunday, Wall Street Journal, Spectator, New Statesman, International Hera...

David Howell

David Howell is Chair of the Lords International Affairs Committee.

Violet Hudson

Violet is a freelance journalist and writer living in London and has written for the Daily Telegraph and the Spectator among others.

Max Jeffery

Max Jeffery is a freelance political journalist. He has written for the New Statesman, the Sun and Politics Home, among other outlets.

Sarah Johnson

Sarah is an antenatal teacher, doula and former children’s books editor of the Times.

R.W. Johnson

R. W. Johnson is a British journalist, political scientist, and historian who lives in South Africa.

Lyn Julius

Lyn Julius is a journalist and co-founder of Harif, an association of Jews from the Middle East and North Africa in the UK. She is the author of 'Uprooted: How 3,000 years of Jewish Civilisation in the Arab world vanished overn...

Raymond Keene

Raymond Keene OBE is an English chess grandmaster, a FIDE International Arbiter, a chess organiser, and a journalist and author. He is currently the chess columnist at the Times.

Ben Kelly

Ben Kelly is a freelance writer and commentator.

Rachel Kelly

Rachel Kelly is the author of Singing in the Rain: An inspirational workbook published by Short Books and an ambassador for Sane and Rethink Mental Illness.

Alice Kelly

Alice Kelly is a Junior Research Fellow at Corpus Christi and the Harmsworth Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the History of the United States and World War One at the Rothermere American Institute.

Heidi Kingstone

Heidi is a Canadian journalist and writer. Her latest book, Dispatches from the Kabul Cafe, details her experiences as a foreign correspondent reporting from global trouble spots including Sierra Leone, Darfur, Israel-Palestine...

Benedikt Koehler

Benedikt Koehler is an economist and historian of economic thought in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. His books include Early Islam and the Birth of Capitalism. An article 'The Economics of the Books of Moses' is scheduled fo...

Askold Krushelnycky

Askold Krushelnycky is a freelance journalist. He has worked as a foreign correspondent for several newspapers, including the Sunday Times, the Independent, and the Chicago Tribune.

Joseph Lacey

Joseph Lacey is assistant professor of Political Theory at the School of Politics and International Relations, University College Dublin. His recent work focuses on democratic theory, political institutions and comparative Euro...

Henrique Laitenberger

Henrique Laitenberger is a PhD student in History at the University of Oxford. He is a vice-chair for the Young Conservative Group for Europe and student ambassador for the liberal conservative think-tank Bright Blue.

Yvonne Lake

Yvonne Lake is an artist and writer originally from the UK, currently residing in Belgium.

Alasdair Lane

Alasdair Lane is a freelance writer and journalist. He was previously political news editor at Sky.

Holly Lawford-Smith

Holly Lawford-Smith is a Senior Lecturer in Political Philosophy at the University of Melbourne. She’s interested in feminism, collective action, climate ethics and experimental philosophy. Her latest project is a book on radic...

Sheila Lawlor

Sheila Lawlor is Director of Politeia and the author of Deal, No Deal? The Battle for Britain's Democracy.

Oliver Letwin

Sir Oliver Letwin is a former cabinet minister and one of the Conservative Party's leading intellectuals. He has served as Member of Parliament for West Dorset since 1997.

Andrew Lilico

Dr Andrew Lilico is Executive Director and Principal of Europe Economics. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Economic Affairs and Chairman of the IEA/Sunday Times Monetary Policy Committee.

Peter Lilley

Peter Lilley is a British Conservative Party politician. He was a cabinet minister in the governments of Margaret Thatcher and John Major, serving as Trade and Industry Secretary from July 1990 to April 1992, and as Social Secu...

Ian Linden

Ian Linden is Professor of Religious Studies at SOAS, where he teaches on Christian-Muslim relations.

Charlotte Littlewood

Charlotte Littlewood is a freelance journalist. She was previously a counter extremist coordinator in London.

Robert Low

Robert Low is a freelance writer and editor. He is Consultant Editor of Standpoint and was formerly European Bureau Chief of Reader's Digest and Associate Editor (Features) of the Observer. He has written biographies of La Pasi...

Giles MacDonogh

Giles MacDonogh is a journalist. Between 1988–2003 he worked at the Financial Times, where he covered food, drink and a variety of other subjects. He is also a regular contributor to the Times.

Michael Maclay

Michael Maclay is a former diplomat, journalist, and political adviser to Foreign Secretary Douglas Hurd and Bosnia High Representative Carl Bildt. He now chairs Montrose Associates, the Franco-German-British Club of Three, and...

Denis MacShane

Denis MacShane is the former Minister of Europe. His book 'Brexit: How Britain Will Leave Europe' (IB Tauris) published in January 2015 predicted the referendum outcome.

John Mills

John Mills is an entrepreneur, economist, and author. He is founder and chairman of JML.

Ali Miraj

Ali Miraj is the founder of the Contrarian Prize.

Paul Morland

Dr. Paul Morland writes on demography and is a business consultant. 'Demographic Engineering: Population Strategies in Ethnic Conflict' was published in 2014 . 'The Human Tide: How Population Shaped the Modern World' was publi...

Fitzroy Morrissey

Dr Fitzroy Morrissey is a Fellow of All Souls. He is currently writing A Short History of Islamic Thought.

Joshua Neicho

Joshua Neicho is a freelance journalist, ex-Evening Standard, who works as a communications officer at a London university.

Jimmy Nicholls

Jimmy Nicholls has been a trade journalist for five years, including stints reporting about EU regulations for the payments industry and covering UK local government as a features editor. He also runs the the Right Dishonourabl...

Lynne O'Donnell

Lynne O’Donnell is an award-winning journalist, author, and a fellow of the Dart Centre for Journalism and Trauma at the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism. After long years covering war and conflict, she is now studying fo...

Jacob Osborne

Jacob is an intern at Open Europe. He recently graduated from Cambridge University with a first-class degree in History.

Harry Phibbs

Harry is a political journalist. He has worked on the Londoner's Diary at the Evening Standard, and has contributed to the Guardian, Conservative Home and Brexit Central, among others. He is a former Conservative councillor.

Michael Pinto-Duschinsky

Michael Pinto-Duschinsky was a member of the UK Commission on a Bill of Rights, senior constitutional consultant to Policy Exchange and gave written and oral evidence in 2011 and 2013 to the House of Commons select committee re...

Owen Polley

Owen Polley is a freelance writer and commentator. He has written for newspapers, websites and magazines including the Times, the Irish Times, the Guardian, CapX, Reaction, the Belfast Telegraph, the Belfast News Letter the Iri...

Monica Porter

Monica Porter is a London-based journalist who has written for many British newspapers and magazines. She is also the author of five non-fiction books and currently working on her sixth, on a Second World War-related theme, to ...

James Price

James is the campaign manager at the TaxPayers' Alliance. James has represented the TPA on local, national, and international television and radio, including BBC Breakfast, Sky News, Newsnight and the Jeremy Vine Show on BBC Ra...

Louise Pryke

Dr Louise Pryke is a lecturer in Macquarie University's Ancient History Department. She is an Honorary Associate of the Department of Classics and Ancient History and the Department of Hebrew Biblical and Jewish Studies at the ...

Daniel Pryor

Daniel Pryor is Head of Programmes at the Adam Smith Institute. He has written for The Telegraph, The Guardian, The Times, CapX, The Washington Examiner, Spiked, CityMetric and more.

Geoffrey Robertson

Geoffrey Robertson QC is a former UN Appeal Judge and author of 'Rather His Own Man: In Court with Tyrants, Tarts and Troublemakers' (Biteback).

Mark Ronan

Mark Ronan is Emeritus Professor of Mathematics at the University of Illinois at Chicago and Honorary Professor of Mathematics at University College London. Mark also writes essays and book reviews, particularly for Standpoint ...

Joshua Salisbury

Josh Salisbury is a journalist at Southwark News. He has also written for the Guardian, the Observer, Private Eye, PinkNews, and the New Statesman.

Morgan Schondelmeier

Morgan is Head of Development at the Adam Smith Institute, a neoliberal think tank. Prior to her work in think tanks, she obtained a Masters in International Political Economy from King’s College London and an undergraduate deg...

Neil Scolding

Professor Neil Scolding is the Burden Professor and Director of the Bristol Institute of Clinical Neurosciences. He is currently based at Learning and Research, Southmead Hospital. Neil writes in a personal capacity and his vie...

Paul Scully

Paul Scully is the Conservative Party's Vice Chairman for the London region.

Jenn Selby

Jenn Selby is a freelance journalist and women’s rights campaigner.

Duncan Simpson

Duncan Simpson is the research director of the TaxPayers' Alliance, a campaign group which supports lower taxes, more government transparency and an end to wasteful government spending. Duncan has written on many areas of pu...

Hardeep Singh

Hardeep Singh is a freelance journalist, Deputy-Director of the Network of Sikh Organisations and Assistant Editor of The Sikh Messenger. He has written for The Telegraph, The Telegraph Magazine, The Spectator, Guardian, The In...

James Smith

James A. Smith teaches at Royal Holloway, University of London. His Other People’s Politics: Populism to Corbynism is out with Zer0 Books in the summer.

Arthur Snell

Arthur Snell served in the British Foreign Office from 1998 - 2014 in Yemen, Iraq and Afghanistan, among other places. He now runs a risk management company.

Laszlo Solymar

Laszlo is an Emeritus Fellow of Hertford College, Oxford, Emeritus Professor at the University of Oxford and Visiting Professor and Senior Research Fellow at Imperial College, London.

Benedict Spence

Benedict Spence is a freelance journalist living in London, focusing on British, European and Middle Eastern politics.

Peter Stanford

Peter Stanford is a writer, journalist and broadcaster, known for his investigations into the history, theology and cultural significance of religious ideas, which include a biography of the Devil, a travellers’ guide to heaven...

Kathleen Stock

Kathleen Stock is a professor of philosophy at the University of Sussex. She has written on the subject of gender for the Economist, the Daily Mail and a number of French magazines.

Laetitia Strauch-Bonart

Laetitia Strauch-Bonart is a French author and a journalist for the magazine Le Point. She has written on Conservatism and translated Roger Scruton's book 'How to Be a Conservative' into French.

Michael Taube

Michael Taube is a Troy Media syndicated columnist and Washington Times contributor and was a speechwriter for Stephen Harper, the former prime minister of Canada. Michael holds a Master’s degree in comparative politics from th...

Nigel Tollerman

Nigel is a consultant, sommelier, writer, and lover of unusual wines with a particular soft spot for Argentina.

Raphael Tsavkko Garcia

Raphael is a Brazilian freelance journalist. His writing has been published by The Washington Post, Foreign Policy, Quillette, Areo, among other news outlets.

Julian Turner

Julian is an NCTJ-trained journalist who has worked at The Straits Times in Singapore, the Bangkok Post and the Nottingham Post. He has also provided live television commentary for world championship boxing.

Jean Twenge

Jean Twenge is a professor of psychology at San Diego State University.

Henry Tydeman

Henry Tydeman is a freelance journalist and musician. He has written for The Backbencher and Huffington Post

Catherine Utley

Catherine Utley was a broadcast journalist at the BBC between 1983 and 2012.

Vidya Venkat

Vidya Venkat is a PhD scholar in Social Anthropology at SOAS, University of London.

Spike Vrusho

Spike Vrusho is an American sports journalist currently working as a taxi driver.

Jason Walsh

Jason Walsh is a reporter based in Paris. He has contributed to the Times, the Irish Times, the Irish Examiner, the Straits Times, El Mundo, El Independiente and many other newspapers, and is the former Ireland correspondent of...

Dominic Walsh

Dominic Walsh is a policy analyst at the think-tank Open Europe.

Sean Walsh

Sean Walsh has a PhD in the philosophy of mind/artificial intelligence and has taught philosophy at tertiary level in several universities. He now lives in Wiltshire where he works with recovering addicts and writes about and r...

John Ware

John Ware is a British journalist, author, and investigative reporter. He was a reporter on the BBC public affairs documentary programme Panorama from 1986 to 2012. Ware has also written for the Sunday Telegraph, Sunday Times, ...

Jane Weston Vauclair

Dr Jane Weston Vauclair is a researcher, teacher and translator based in Paris. She is the author of the book 'De Charlie Hebdo à #Charlie: Enjeux, histoire, perspectives'.

Alexander Woolfson

Alexander Woolfson is a foreign affairs analyst specialising in transatlantic defence. Recent lectures have examined America’s future as a global superpower and NATO’s response to Russia at the British Academy and a lecture tou...

Oscar Yuill

Oscar Yuill is a freelance journalist who has written for the Telegraph and Review31. He studied at Heythrop College, and City, University of London. He is chiefly interested in culture.

Dov. S. Zakheim

Dov S. Zakheim was Under Secretary of defense in the first George W. Bush administration and Deputy Under Secretary of defense in the second Reagan Administration. He currently is a senior advisor at the Center for Strategic an...