Janet Daley

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Full name: Janet Daley

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Area of interest: Society, morality and arising political issues: philosophical consistency in government and opposition policy

Journals/Organisation: The Daily Telegraph

Email: janet.daley@telegraph.co.uk

Personal website:

Website: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/authors/janet-daley/

Blog: http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/janet_daley

Representation: http://www.fletcherassociates.net/Fletcher_Associates/janet_Daley_Biog.html





Career: Janet Daley spent twenty years in academic life, teaching philosophy at the Open University, the external department of London University, and the Royal College of Art. She wrote art and literary criticism from the late 1960s to the early 1980s. She left teaching to become a full-time journalist in 1987 writing for the The Times, The Independent, The Sunday Telegraph, The Spectator, etc., and joined The Independent as a columnist in 1989. She went to The Times as columnist and leader writer in 1990 where she stayed until 1996, when she joined The Daily Telegraph as a columnist and leader writer (until February 2005). She then wrote for The Times, The Sunday Times, and the Mail on Sunday, before returning to The Daily Telegraph. A recent publication for the Centre for Policy Studies by her is Seeking Common Ground - source: Centre for Policy Studies

Current position/role: Commentator

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Other roles/Main role: Research fellow at the Centre for Policy Studies since 2005

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Broadcast media: For ten years a panellist on Radio 4's Moral Maze, until 2001. Other appearances include Radio 4's Any Questions?, BBC TV's Question Time, Breakfast with Frost. Also a regular on BBC News 24s Head to Head and Dateline London


Controversy/Criticism: Dave Hill: Janet Daley's criminal fallacy




Books & Debate:

Latest work: What does modernisation mean? OCLC 137207994 Centre for Policy Studies, 2006



The Sunday Telegraph:

Column name:

Remit/Info: Society, morality and arising political issues: philosophical consistency in government and opposition policy

Section: Features / Comment

Role: Commentator



Website: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/comment/columnists/janetdaley

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Day published: Sunday

Regularity: Weekly

Column format:

Average length: 1100 words

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News & updates:

  • The new poverty and a happy society - Janet Daley, the worst columnist in Britain, excelled herself recently. Writing over the weekend, Daley argued that being slightly poorer would enrich our lives. Amol Rajan, FreeView from the editors at i, The Independent.