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.
12 March 2012 12:00 AM
Contraception is free and uncontroversial, sex education sensible and gay relationships are becoming normalised
05 March 2012 12:00 AM
Steve Hilton knew the Tories wouldn't be heard if they seemed out of touch and out-of-date
27 February 2012 12:00 AM
Why is Nick Clegg so determined to throw everything at a policy that will win few votes – and lose many more
20 February 2012 12:00 AM
It is precisely because the Church is established that it feels a duty to serve the whole nation
30 January 2012 12:00 AM
This was a policy blunder born of arrogance and insouciance at the highest levels. And it can't easily be reversed
23 January 2012 12:00 AM
At the last election, many Labour supporters stayed at home because they were angry about the party's position on welfare
16 January 2012 12:00 AM
The problem is that Ed Miliband is too clever, unlike Neil Kinnock, who didn’t seem clever enough
09 January 2012 12:00 AM
Women feel depressed because the 'ideal shape' is almost as remote from reality as Barbie's
26 December 2011 12:00 AM
How would we feel if we realised we had no democratic power over our economy?
19 December 2011 12:00 AM
I begged my parents for a carpentry set. Would I have dared brave the boys' floor at Hamleys?
Durham Free School: 'Creationism taught at' free school facing closure
Nearly 100,000 of Britain's poorest children go hungry after parents' benefits are cut
End of the licence fee: BBC to back radical overhaul of how it is funded
Nigel Farage promises Ukip will not 'stigmatise' would-be migrants – and says he wants 'everyone to speak the same language'
Ex-head of MI6: 'We shouldn't kid ourselves that Russia is on a path to democracy'
Most people think legal tax avoidance is just as wrong as illegal tax evasion, poll suggests