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Steve Hilton knew the Tories wouldn't be heard if they seemed out of touch and out-of-date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?
Disgruntled RBS worker writes hilarious open letter to Russell Brand after anti-capitalist publicity stunt leaves him hungry
Nigel Farage's approval rating hits 'record low' as popularity suffers in wake of Ukip sex scandal
Nigel Farage defends Kerry Smith 'ch***y' comment: 'If you are going for a Chinese, what do you say you’re going for?'
Pakistan school attack live: Taliban kill at least 132 children in 'horrifying' massacre
Sony hack: Angelina Jolie branded 'seriously out of her mind' in further embarrassing leaked email saga
Panic Saturday: 13 million Britons spend £1.2bn – while 13 million others across the country live in poverty unable to afford food
- 1 Nigel Farage: Me vs Russell Brand on Question Time – he's got the chest hair but where are his ideas?
- 2 Harry Potter fans can apply to the Hogwarts-inspired College of Wizardry
- 3 Jessica Chambers: 19-year-old woman 'doused with lighter fluid and burned alive' in the US
- 4 Russell Brand calls Nigel Farage 'poundshop Enoch Powell' in BBC Question Time debate
- 5 Orange Wednesdays are no more