Allister Heath

Allister Heath (born 1978) is a French-born British business journalist, author and commentator. He was announced as the new editor of The Sunday Telegraph in April 2017.[1]

Allister Heath
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Born1978 (age 42–43)
Mulhouse, Alsace, France
NationalityBritish
Alma materLondon School of Economics
Hertford College, Oxford

Early lifeEdit

Heath was born in Mulhouse in Alsace, France to a part-British family.[2][3] He lived there until the age of 17 when he moved to the UK to study economics at the London School of Economics (1995–1998), followed by a post-graduate MPhil in the subject at Hertford College, Oxford.[4]

CareerEdit

Heath was formerly editor of City A.M. and The Business, the latter closing shortly after his departure in 2008. Since then he has been deputy editor of The Daily Telegraph, responsible for business content, and an associate editor at The Spectator.

His first book, A Flat Tax: Towards a British Model, was published in 2006.[5][6][failed verification]

In July 2016, Heath spoke at the Institute of Economic Affairs' 60th Anniversary Gala.

In October 2017, Heath was placed at Number 87 on 'The Top 100 Most Influential People On The Right' by commentator Iain Dale.[7]

In June 2018, Heath claimed that "Cultural Marxism is running rampant."[8]

BrexitEdit

In December 2020, Heath stated he believed Brexit was a "positive shock for Britain".[9]

In October 2019 Heath backed the Withdrawal Agreement arguing "it is as good as it gets" and urging MPs to approve it.[10] In June 2021 Heath held that the Withdrawal Agreement's Northern Ireland Protocol "was imposed on the UK by Brussels at the moment of our greatest weakness" arguing it should be renegotiated.[11]

Awards and recognitionEdit

Heath is a past winner of the IEA Free Enterprise Award.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Mayhew, Freddy (13 April 2017). "Allister Heath appointed new Sunday Telegraph editor as Ian MacGregor takes on 'emeritus' role". Press Gazette. Archived from the original on 13 April 2017. Retrieved 13 April 2017.
  2. ^ Heath, Allister. "France's grim estates are the perfect breeding grounds for terrorism". Telegraph. Archived from the original on 23 December 2015. Retrieved 16 December 2015.
  3. ^ "Allister Heath: 'Youth is just what the founders of 'City AM' were looking for' profile The Independent 21 April 2008". Archived from the original on 7 September 2018. Retrieved 24 August 2017.
  4. ^ "Profile in The Independent 1 January 2007". Archived from the original on 31 March 2017. Retrieved 24 August 2017.
  5. ^ Allister Heath (2006). "Flat Tax: Towards a British Model" (PDF). workforall.org. Archived (PDF) from the original on 3 October 2015. Retrieved 2 October 2015.
  6. ^ "allister-heath". Archived from the original on 20 December 2018. Retrieved 20 December 2018.
  7. ^ Dale, Iain (2 October 2017). "The Top 100 Most Influential People On The Right: Iain Dale's 2017 List". LBC. Archived from the original on 7 November 2017. Retrieved 9 November 2017.
  8. ^ Heath, Allister (13 June 2018). "Liberal democracy is dying as the world converges on authoritarian beigeness". Sunday Telegraph. Archived from the original on 14 June 2021. Retrieved 14 June 2021.
  9. ^ Heath, Allister (9 December 2020). "Our time in the EU was a calamity for Britain and a disaster for Europe". The Telegraph. Archived from the original on 11 December 2020. Retrieved 11 December 2020.
  10. ^ Heath, Allister (17 October 2019). "All Eurosceptics should back this deal - this is as good as it gets". The Telegraph. ISSN 0307-1235. Archived from the original on 10 June 2021. Retrieved 10 June 2021.
  11. ^ Heath, Allister (9 June 2021). "The imperial EU is blind to the folly of its unequal Northern Ireland Brexit treaty". The Telegraph. ISSN 0307-1235. Archived from the original on 10 June 2021. Retrieved 10 June 2021.
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Preceded by Deputy Editor of The Daily Telegraph
2014–present
Incumbent
Preceded by Editor of The Sunday Telegraph
2017–present