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Stephen Pollard 

Stephen Pollard
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Stephen Pollard is Editor of the Jewish Chronicle. Until assuming his post with the JC in November 2008, he was a columnist with The Times (UK) and Il Foglio (Italy) and wrote regularly for the Daily Mail, Wall Street Journal Europe and other newspapers about politics, policy and culture. He continues to write for those newspapers.  

Stephen was Research Director of the Fabian Society and Head of Research at the Social Market Foundation, before he made the switch to journalism in 1997 to be a leader writer on the Evening Standard and Independent. In 1999 he joined the Daily Express as a columnist and became Chief Leader Writer and Associate Editor in 2000.  He was a prize winner at the 2003 Bastiat awards for journalism, and in 2004 became widely known as author of the best-selling and controversial biography of former British Home Secretary David Blunkett.

Stephen was also President of the Centre for the New Europe, the Brussels-based free market think tank. Until November 2006 he was Senior Fellow and director of CNE’s health policy programme. In February 2005 he was an expert witness in the US Senate’s hearing on pharmaceutical importation and sits on the advisory board to Pfizer Europe.

He was also the founding chairman of the European Institute for the Study of Contemporary Antisemitism and sat on the Advisory Board of the think tank Reform and the organization Just Journalism.  Aside from the books addressed separately in these pages, Stephen has authored numerous pamphlets and books on health and education policy.   

You can find an archive of Stephen’s newspaper and magazine pieces at:

Stephen was the Spectator magazine’s blogger until he joined the JC:


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Steven Pollard the Lives and Deaths of the Great Composers 

Stephen Pollar David Blunkett

Stephen Pollard Class Act