Bill Emmott

A writer and campaigner best known for his period as editor-in-chief of The Economist (1993-2006). A director of InFacts, he is chairman and co-founder of The Wake Up Foundation, a charity dedicated to public education about the decline of western societies, especially Europe, using film, text and data. He is a visiting fellow at the Blavatnik School of Government in Oxford, a trustee of the International Institute for Strategic Studies and an advisor to Swiss Re. His new book, The Fate of the West -- the Battle to Save the World's Most Successful Political Idea, will be published by Profile Books in April.


An election is just what the judges want

by Bill Emmott | 12.12.2016

The Mail on Sunday doesn’t get it. If the Supreme Court decides only Parliament can trigger Brexit, a snap general election would be the judges’ friend, not enemy.


The dangers from Europe

by Bill Emmott | 21.11.2016

The biggest threats to Britain now are Marine Le Pen and Beppe Grillo.


May’s support for openness is welcome

by Bill Emmott | 14.11.2016

After recent assertions that we can do deals with isolationist Donald Trump, PM’s speech tonight at Lord Mayor’s banquet is to be applauded.