Janan Ganesh is political columnist for the FT. He was previously political correspondent for The Economist for five years, and a researcher at the Policy Exchange think tank for two.
He appears regularly on TV and radio, including a weekly slot on BBC1’s Sunday Politics. He is also the author of a biography of George Osborne, the former UK chancellor.
Add this topic to your myFT Digest for news straight to your inbox
The ultimate loser from the parochialism of the US’s restrictive awards is the American reader
If the prime minister removes the chancellor, it would add to her list of bad decisions
‘It is scale that confers anonymity, and anonymity that underwrites freedom’
What protects the UK prime minister is the ideological rift in her party over Brexit
The guide commits to absolute standards when the trend is to the relativist and the non-judgmental
Once Britain falls into a midway membership zone, the chances of ever leaving wane
‘When the economic returns for inoffensive niceties are so extreme, why be the rebel?’
The FT's editor and our chief political commentator on authenticity in politics
The Brexit victory lap is as good as things will get for traditional conservatives
The 85-year-old author evokes an era that now seems weirdly reassuring
The FT's chief political commentator on the future of the UK after Brexit
A proper crisis gives you a chance to notice the problem and attempt a fix
Sport’s ease with national difference is underrated by cultivated people who cannot see high-mindedness in the physical
Her premiership is the political equivalent of a zombie company or a ghost ship
Of the few Hollywood films about business, most focus on criminal or immoral practice
The UK has little to show for its flattery of President Trump
The public elite nurse constant material worries, the private elite worry that they are not very interesting
Three titles dominate and, if you look closely enough, a single idea connects them
How gracious of him to not treat us like fools, when there is every excuse in the world
Amid the Brexit debate, might a new political movement emerge?
No new movement can amount to much unless it is defined by an individual proposition
‘The secret of this new age of the city state, is that it runs on other people’s money’
One vestige of aristocrats’ cultural sway remains and it is what Evelyn Waugh called the ‘cult’ of the country house
Janan Ganesh tells Lionel Barber that Brexit is a child of complacency, not pain
What if the Petri dish of radicalism lies in prolonged order rather than mass suffering?