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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 | 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...
by Dean Godson | Jun 5, 2017Theresa May hit exactly the right notes in her statements on successive days on the weekend’s atrocity in London. Language is important — and three aspects of her carefully chosen words stand out. First, the Prime Minister asserted that Islamist ideology is one...
by Dean Godson | May 9, 2017Read Article This article was featured on Conservative Home Class has long been the unscaled peak of post 2001 Conservative modernisation. It seemed harder to surmount than gender, race and sexuality – the themes which dominated the early phases of Tory modernisation....
by Dean Godson | Mar 21, 2017This article was featured in the Evening Standard. David Trimble was the first leader of Unionism during the Troubles to do a deal with the Republican tormentors of his community and he always preferred the more straight-talking Martin McGuinness to the treaclier,...
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