Fearless critic of people in power

Peter Obourne

"Double Standards in British Foreign Policy"

Peter Oborne

Associate Editor The Spectator
and Columnist The Daily Mail

Peter Oborne is a journalist known for his acerbic commentary on the hypocrisy and apparent mendacity of contemporary politicians.

Peter read history at Cambridge, then spent 3 years in the City before becoming a leading political journalist with the Evening Standard, the Daily Telegraph, the Daily Mail and the Spectator, where he is associate editor.

He made a TV documentary Mugabe’s Secret Famine (2003). In a Dispatches broadcast in November 2005, "Iraq — The Reckoning", he commented that the 2003 invasion was "the greatest foreign policy disaster since Munich”.

Countries he has recently reported from include Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Israel, on the West Bank, Pakistan and Libya. He was British Press Awards Political Columnist of the Year in 2013, and again in 2017. Peter was also named freelancer of the year 2016 by the Online Media Awards for an article in Middle East Eye for whom he writes a weekly column.

His books include The Triumph of the Political Class, The Rise of Political Lying, Why the West is Wrong about Nuclear Iran, Not the Chilcot Report, and his latest publication, How Trump Thinks.