Mary Ann Sieghart
Mary Ann Sieghart has been writing about politics since the mid-1980s. After stints at the FT and Today newspaper, she joined The Economist in 1986 as Political Correspondent. In 1988, she moved to become Assistant Editor of The Times, where she spent 19 years, editing the Comment and Arts pages and writing political leaders and columns. She has presented TV programmes such as The Brains Trust and The World This Week and radio programmes such as Profile, The Week in Westminster and Newshour. As well as her Independent column, she also sits on the Council of Tate Modern, is an equity partner in The Browser website and chairs the Social Market Foundation think tank.
21 May 2012 12:00 AM
Children at grammar schools learn faster, in an atmosphere in which excellence is treasured
14 May 2012 12:00 AM
We'll know equality has arrived when we ask a man 'what will you do after the baby is born?'
06 May 2012 08:00 PM
Conservative MPs wondering how they can replace their leader with the Mayor can sober up
29 April 2012 08:00 PM
Over the past few decades we’ve become much less tribal in our allegiances, willing to judge each election on its merits
23 April 2012 12:00 AM
It’s not as if the Lords perform badly. They have been doing a fine job recently
16 April 2012 12:00 AM
One of the biggest problems with postal votes is that they don't guarantee you a secret ballot
09 April 2012 12:30 AM
When young they are patronised, when at their peak of maturity they are deemed to be past it
02 April 2012 12:00 AM
If Labour had been less arrogant and complacent in Bradford West, it could have won
26 March 2012 12:00 AM
81 per cent of us believe people give money to parties in the hope of favours or special access
19 March 2012 12:00 AM
Tax proposals should be scrutinised, tested and challenged before they are put into law, not after
Ukip supporters are 55 or older, white and socially conservative, finds British Social Attitudes Report
JK Rowling responds to fan tweeting she 'can't see' Dumbledore being gay
Jeremy Clarkson sacked live: Alan Yentob 'wouldn't rule out' ex Top Gear host's BBC return
Woman filmed launching racist tirade against men on the Tube for speaking in 'own lingo'
Street preacher quoting from the Bible fined for calling homosexuality an 'abomination'
The West has it totally wrong on Lee Kuan Yew
- 1 Vladimir Putin says Russia will fight for the right of Palestinians to their own state
- 2 Ohio Democrat Teresa Fedor speaks out during abortion debate to reveal she has been raped – and is interrupted by laughter from Republicans
- 3 Germanwings plane crash: I have depression. That doesn't make me a psychopath
- 4 The West has it totally wrong on Lee Kuan Yew
- 5 The Gaza fisherman who built his own reef - and was shot dead there by an Israeli gunboat