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.
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