Political journalist and commentator

About Isabel

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Isabel Oakeshott is a writer, broadcaster and public speaker. She is a regular guest on BBC1’s Question Time, Radio 4’s Any Questions, and Sky News. A prominent Brexit supporter, she has a particular interest and expertise in the campaign to leave the EU.

Until 2014, Isabel was Political Editor of the Sunday Times. She left to write an unauthorised biography of Prime Minister David Cameron with the Conservative peer Lord Ashcroft. The book attracted global publicity.

She and Lord Ashcroft went on to write book on the state of the armed forces (White Flag? published in October 2018) and are now working on an investigation into the state of the NHS. They welcome information and contributions.

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The Bad Boys of Brexit

NOTHING quite prepared me for the ten weeks I spent this summer helping Arron Banks write his Brexit book, published today. Drafting a diary at breakneck speed for someone who did not actually keep a diary was a crazy enterprise, made possible only because Banks and his irrepressible sidekick Andy Wigmore gave me access to their…

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