Simon Heffer

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Full name: Simon James Heffer

Area of interest: Politics, Arts, Culture

Journals/Organisation: Daily Mail | The Daily Telegraph

Email: simon.heffer@telegraph.co.uk

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Website: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/columnist-1069309/Simon-Heffer.html | http://www.telegraph.co.uk/comment/columnists/simonheffer

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Education: King Edward VI Grammar School (Chelmsford); Corpus Christi College, Cambridge

Career: Medical journalist then freelance leader writer for The Times; Joined The Daily Telegraph: leader writer and parliamentary sketch writer until 1991; The Spectator: deputy editor and political correspondent, 1991/1994, also a columnist at the Evening Standard over the same period, and a columnist at the Daily Mail, 1993/94; returned to The Daily Telegraph: deputy editor and weekly political columnist,1994; moved to the Daily Mail as chief political columnist 1995; returned to The Daily Telegraph as columnist and associate editor, 2005; left the paper in May 2011: rejoined the Daily Mail in 2011 as columnist and editor of the MailOnline comment website RightMinds

Current position/role: Columnist, editor of RightMinds

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Broadcast media: Frequent appearances on TV and radio debate programmes, i.e. Question Time, What the Papers Say, Any Questions, Breakfast with Frost

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Awards/Honours: Study of the exercise of the Royal Prerogative in the British constitution won the Charles Douglas Home prize, 1993

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Books: The End of the Peer Show: Why the Hereditary System Is Wright and Wromantic (Centre for Policy Studies, 1996) ISBN 1897969600; Moral Desperado (Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1995) ISBN 1857994469; Like The Roman: The Life of Enoch Powell (Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1998) ISBN 075380820X; Power and Place: The Political Consequences of King Edward VII (Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1998) ISBN 0753807505; Nor Shall My Sword: Reinvention of England (Phoenix; New Ed edition, 2000) ISBN 0753809419; Vaughan Williams (Phoenix; New Ed edition, 2001) ISBN 0753811243

Latest work: The Great British Speeches OCLC 75714057, 2007

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Website: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/columnist-1069309/Simon-Heffer.html

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Remit/Info: Arts, Culture

Section: Features / Comment

Role: Commentator

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Email: simon.heffer@telegraph.co.uk

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

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Regularity: Weekly

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The Daily Telegraph:

Column name: On Saturday

Remit/Info: Politics

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Email: simon.heffer@telegraph.co.uk

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

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Day published: Saturday

Regularity: Weekly

Column format: Usually seven topics, with one leading topic around 625 words

Average length: 1600 words

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Section: Features / Comment

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Email: simon.heffer@telegraph.co.uk

Website: Telegraph.co / Simon Heffer

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  • Hack watch: The security services and Whitehall have long kept dossiers on certain journalists but, characteristically, New Labour has widened the focus - as an internal cabinet memo obtained by the Guardian shows - Seumas Milne, Kevin Maguire, The Guardian, 22nd January 2001
  • Simon Heffer's greatest hits - A selection of the Daily Telegraph associate editor's missives on house style, The Guardian, 11th May 2011
  • Simon Heffer launches MailOnline comment website RightMinds - RightMinds unveiled with intention of creating web community for Daily Mail site, with writers including Richard Littlejohn - The Guardian, 13th September 2011