Peter Oborne is an award-winning journalist, author and commentator on politics for television and radio. A former Political Editor of the Spectator, he was until February 2015 chief political commentator for the Daily Telegraph before resigning in protest over what he perceived as the paper’s failure to cover damaging stories about companies that provided advertising revenue. He now writes for the Daily Mail.
Peter is the author of several books including biographies of Alastair Campbell and the cricketer Basil d’Oliveira (winner of the 2004 William Hill Sports Book of the Year), The Rise of Political Lying, The Triumph of the Political Class and a major history of Pakistan and cricket, Wounded Tiger. He has also written (with David Morrison) a short monograph on the myth of Iran’s nuclear threat, A Dangerous Delusion, and an examination of the events leading up to the ‘defining calamity of the post-Cold War era’, the 2003 invasion of Iraq, Not the Chilcot Report.
His most recent book, written with Tom Roberts, is a brilliant analysis of Donald Trump’s use of Twitter and how it has given rise to a new political language. How Trump Thinks is published by Head of Zeus.
Not the Chilcot Report
Sir John Chilcot’s report into the Iraq War runs to two million words, four times as long as War and Peace. In a work fifty […]
The Triumph of the Political Class
Both an extension of and a companion to his acclaimed exposé of political mendacity, The Rise of Political Lying, Peter Oborne’s book reveals in devastating […]
The nation of Pakistan was born out of the trauma of Partition from India in 1947. Its cricket team evolved in the chaotic aftermath. Initially […]