2020 Journalism prize long list

Matthew Parris

The Spectator, The Times

Matthew Parris is a former MP and a prize winning author, columnist and broadcaster. He currently writes columns for The Times and the Spectator as well as presenting the BBC Radio 4 biographical programme Great Lives. He was named Political Journalist of the Year at the Press Awards 2015.

Few dare say it but knife crime is a fashion

We shouldn’t take such offence at prejudice

All ages are gullible – including our own