Alan Watkins

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Full name: Alan Watkins (3 April 1933 – 8 May 2010)

Area of interest: Politics, Rugby

Journals/Organisation: The Independent on Sunday

Email: a.watkins@independent.co.uk

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Website: http://www.independent.co.uk/opinion/commentators/alan-watkins

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Education: Tycroes Primary School and Amman Valley Grammar School, Carmarthenshire, Wales; Queens' College, Cambridge: Law

Career: (as political columnist) Sunday Express ('Crossbencher'), The Spectator, New Statesman, Sunday Mirror, The Observer, The Independent on Sunday

Current position/role: Commentator

  • also writes/written for: Evening Standard (general column), The Observer magazine (drink column)

Other roles/Main role: Author

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Viewpoints/Insight: Called to the bar, British Journalism Review, Vol. 16, No. 2, 2005, pages 37-44'

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Controversy/Criticism: Why I fell out with the prince of columnists by Peter Wilby, British Journalism Review, Vol. 11, No. 4, 2000, pages 63-66

Awards/Honours: London Press Club awards, Edgar Wallace Award, 2005; 'What the Papers Say' Award for Lifetime Achievement, 2007

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Books & Debate:

  • A slight case of libel : Meacher V. Trelford and others (1990) OCLC 28392843
  • A Conservative coup: the fall of Margaret Thatcher (1991) OCLC 26315053
  • A short walk down Fleet Street: from Beaverbrook to Boycott (2000) OCLC 44532710 (his memoir)

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Remit/Info: Politics

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Role: Commentator

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Email: a.watkins@independent.co.uk

Website: Independent.co / Alan Watkins

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Day published: Sunday

Regularity: Weekly

Column format:

Average length: 1200 words

Articles: 2010

Articles: 2009

Articles: 2008

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