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Martin Kettle

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Martin Kettle


Martin Kettle has spent his working life as a journalist and writer. He is currently a columnist, assistant editor and chief political leader writer on the Guardian newspaper. He writes about British, European and American politics, as well as about arts, home affairs, history, law, the media and classical music.

He worked as a journalist on New Society magazine and was a political correspondent on the Sunday Times before joining the Guardian in 1984. He has worked for the Guardian as chief leader writer on two occasions, including since 2010 to the present, and has written a weekly political column since 1994. He was Europe editor 1990-94 and Washington correspondent 1997-2001.

He comes from Leeds in Yorkshire, where he went to local schools, before studying modern history at Oxford University.