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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The absence of such definitive texts could be proof of a generation that has found power before finding its voice
Voters must feel the effects of populism on their living standards before they will act
Consider how many icons of the period combined beatnik ideals with a certain commercial worldliness
Northern Ireland’s Good Friday Agreement was built on guile, evasion and ideals
London and New York are still celebrated as great western cities, but they have become sedate compared with many of their Asian counterparts
A prime minister who had lived hand to mouth has eked out time and space to breathe
Some shuffle between the rich, safe cities — and some think they might just be Lawrence of Arabia
Burden on London to find solution
Leavers cherish the legal fact of sovereignty but not the practical exercise of it
Graham spread the Gospel to billions — but is the country any more pious as a result?
The centre ground leaves some people ravenous for more fulfilling ideologies
As rates of violence and theft in cities fall, why is TV still so preoccupied with mean streets?
Boris Johnson's speech on the split reveals little, argues Janan Ganesh
Leavers know that voters do not want a much less regulated, much more open economy
Doctors assure us that we need at least seven hours of sleep a night — but are there some benefits to being awake in the small hours?
Attacks on Treasury forecasts undermine a state Tory Brexiters claim they want to defend
A lack of competition means there is a chance for almost anyone to break through
The tennis legend is storming to a late-career high — but is the relentless pursuit of ever-loftier goals good for us, or should we learn to be satisfied with less?
The realities of the exit talks weigh more than the individuals who conduct them
Films such as ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’ are increasingly critiqued for their politics — but are we overlooking their art as a result?
Theresa May’s attitude to markets amounts to the intellectual self-disarmament of her party
Cities are increasingly geared towards families, but they can decline if the balance tips decisively against the grown-up
For all their cordiality, Britain and France tend not to thrive at the same time
Forget the metropolitan core — the real story of globalisation can be found out in the burbs
A dedicated levy would force candour on politicians about spending priorities