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James Kirkup


James Kirkup is the Director of the Social Market Foundation, responsible for the overall management and work of the think-tank.  He joined the SMF in 2017 after a 20-year career in journalism, most of it spent at Westminster covering government and politics. He was Political Editor and Executive Editor at the Daily Telegraph and a correspondent for The Scotsman and Bloomberg News.  He is a regular columnist for publications including the Spectator, the Times and Unherd, writing about politics and public policy.

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