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Dean Godson is Director of Policy Exchange. He joined the think tank in 2005, and ran its security research until becoming Director in 2013. Prior to Policy Exchange, Dean was Chief Leader Writer of the Daily Telegraph. He also worked as Associate Editor of The Spectator, and was a contributing editor for Prospect Magazine. He is the author of Himself Alone: David Trimble and the Ordeal of Unionism, which has been widely hailed as one of the most authoritative books on the Troubles. He comments regularly on national and international affairs for The Times, TheSunday Times, Prospect Magazine, and The Wall Street Journal.
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by Dean Godson | May 1, 2020Related Content Dean Godson, the Director of Policy Exchange, wrote for Conservative Home about how the Conservative Party is divided on policy towards China in the midst of the coronavirus crisis. “Nearly everyone now has an opinion on China because of Covid19,” he...
by Dean Godson | Jun 12, 2019Related Content There are plenty of ideas on the centre-right. Here’s how it can create a new, decent, patriotric consensus. Where next? For the last two years, British politics has been stuck in paralysis. There has been a lot of noise and clamour, but no side seems...
by Dean Godson | Aug 28, 2017Sean O’Callaghan, one of the most important defectors from the Provisional IRA , successfully evaded the republican movement in death as in life – by dying yesterday of natural causes. Much will written in the obituaries tomorrow about the amazing details of...
by Dean Godson | Jun 12, 2017Northern Ireland’s Democratic Unionist Party (DUP), founded by Ian Paisley, has long been portrayed on the mainland as bigoted and “thran”, an Ulster expression meaning cussed or stubborn. Even Lord Mandelson, one of the more Unionist-friendly secretaries of state for...
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