Born in Yorkshire, he is the son of a railway clerk, although most of his male relatives were miners. After an education at Normanton Grammar School and Nottingham University, where he read English, Routledge began his career in journalism on graduation. By 1969 he was working for The Times on the Labour relations desk, later becoming Labour editor. Following a brief period in Singapore, he joined The Observer (in 1986) shortly after the Wapping dispute. When The Guardian took over that paper, he left for the Independent on Sunday.
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