|Peter Alan Oborne|
11 July 1957 |
Poole, Dorset, England, UK
|Alma mater||Christ's College, Cambridge|
Peter Alan Oborne (//; born 11 July 1957) is a British journalist. He is the associate editor of The Spectator and former chief political commentator of The Daily Telegraph, from which he resigned in early 2015. He is author of The Rise of Political Lying and The Triumph of the Political Class, and, with Frances Weaver, the pamphlet Guilty Men.
- 1 Biography
- 2 Personal life
- 3 Awards and honours
- 4 Works
- 5 See also
- 6 References
- 7 External links
Early life and career
Oborne was educated at Sherborne School and read history at Christ's College, Cambridge, graduating with a BA degree in 1978. After abandoning work on a doctorate, he joined NM Rothschild's corporate finance division in 1981, and stayed there for three years.
He began working for Robert Maxwell's now closed Financial Weekly magazine in 1985, being taken on by the editor Mihir Bose. In between two spells on the Evening Standard, the second being more extended, he joined The Daily Telegraph in 1987 for what turned out to be five months. During his second period on the Standard, he was sent to Westminster in 1992 as a junior political journalist by Paul Dacre, then the Standard's editor. After moving to the Express titles in 1996, where he was taken on by Sue Douglas as a political commentator, he accepted voluntary redundancy in April 2001 at a time when the titles' new proprietor, Richard Desmond, was attempting to reduce losses.
He is the author of a highly critical biography of Tony Blair's former spin doctor Alastair Campbell, published in 1999, and a biography of the cricketer Basil D'Oliveira (whose selection for England to tour South Africa in 1968 caused that country's apartheid regime to cancel the tour). Oborne is also a vocal critic of the Zimbabwean president, Robert Mugabe. and author of a pamphlet, published by the Centre for Policy Studies about the situation in Zimbabwe, A moral duty to act there.
From 2003 to 2006
As a television journalist, Oborne made three polemical documentaries with filmmaker Paul Yule: "Mugabe's Secret Famine" (2003), "Afghanistan – Here's One We Invaded Earlier" (2004), and "Not Cricket – The Basil D'Oliveira Conspiracy" (2004). When the paperback of Oborne's book on the D'Oliveira affair, Basil D’Oliveira, Cricket and Conspiracy: The Untold Story was published in 2005, Owen Slot wrote in a review in The Times, that Oborne "sets it up beautifully: one gentle, conservative Cape Town coloured man versus apartheid at its most rabid, the odds stacked heavily against the former". Robin Marlar in The Sunday Times thought "the positives in this book have it by a mile, the good guys are praised, and the others revealed". The book was written with D'Oliveira's involvement.
In an edition of the Channel 4 Dispatches programme in November 2004, "The Dirty Race for the White House", broadcast just before the re-election of George W. Bush, Oborne asserted: "This US presidential election is about using the darkest tools of political persuasion — fear, lies and black propaganda — in order to target an amazingly small but utterly decisive group of largely ignorant voters". The historian Andrew Roberts wrote in The Times that such claims by Oborne as the country's voters being "ignorant beyond belief" was a "staggeringly snobbish, anti-American generalisation" and that "it can hardly be blamed on the candidates that they engage the electorate in the vernacular in which they are best likely to be understood".
In April 2005, he presented the Channel 4 programme in the Election Unspun series series, Why Politicians Can't Tell The Truth, that examined how major political parties in Britain allegedly pursue an agenda designed to appeal only to a narrow band of floating voters expected to play a decisive role in the UK general elections of 2005. In a Dispatches broadcast in November 2005, "Iraq — The Reckoning", he commented that the 2003 invasion was "the greatest foreign policy disaster since Munich. And our Government has reacted in precisely the same way: by going into denial. Denial about the role our troops are really playing in Iraq. Denial about the true nature of the emerging Iraqi state. Above all, we’re in denial about the fact that the invasion of Iraq, as conceived by President Bush and Tony Blair, has failed".
From 2006 to 2009
In April 2006, it was announced that Oborne was taking up a new position at the Daily Mail as a political columnist, while retaining his connection with The Spectator as a contributing editor. He had been The Spectator's political editor since 2001. Fraser Nelson of The Scotsman replaced Oborne as The Spectator's political editor.
Oborne's book The Triumph of the Political Class was published in 2007. Simon Jenkins, in a review for The Sunday Times, summarised Oborne's thesis "in his latest diatribe against Britain's ingénue ruling class" as "Out have gone mandarins, independent advisers, political parties and ministers with experience of life. In has come a tight network of loyalist apparatchiks, quango-crats, lobbyists and City consultants" in the era of New Labour. Jenkins observed: "Amid all this sound and fury, it is sometimes hard to discern Oborne's real complaint from his aloof moralism. Much of what he attacks predates Blair".
In July 2008, Oborne presented another Dispatches programme made for Channel 4 called It Shouldn't Happen to a Muslim. In this film and the accompanying leaflet Muslims Under Siege co-written with television journalist James Jones, it was argued that the demonisation of Muslims has become widespread in British media and politics. The pamphlet was serialised in The Independent. In an October 2006 Guardian interview with James Silver, Oborne was against the "litany of condemnation" of Muslim women who wear the veil from government ministers and considered it an "anti-Islamic crusade". In his opinion, New Labour had "given up on the Muslim vote after the Iraq war, so it's now bashing Muslims to get back the white working-class vote and the veil row is a very carefully orchestrated political strategy".
From 2009 to 2015
Israel, the EU and other issues
Again in collaboration with James Jones, Oborne wrote the pamphlet "The Pro-Israel Lobby In Britain", which outlined the influence allegedly enjoyed by pro-Israeli media and politics lobbyists in the United Kingdom. The article asserted that while the lobbying efforts of groups such as Conservative Friends of Israel (CFI), Labour Friends of Israel, and the Britain Israel Communications and Research Centre (BICOM) are legal, their funding is often untraceable, their operations are not transparent, and media seldom declare the influence of junkets arranged by these pro-Israeli entities on the tenor of their writing. Oborne and Jones conclude that changes are needed "because politics in a democracy should never take place behind closed doors. It should be out in the open and there for all to see." On this issue, Oborne wrote and presented an edition of Dispatches titled "Inside Britain's Israel Lobby". In December 2012, he argued that the Conservative's unwillingness to criticise the Israeli government threatens the prospect of a permanent peace in the region.
In collaboration with Conservative Member of Parliament Jesse Norman, Oborne produced the pamphlet Churchill's Legacy – the Conservative case for the Human Rights Act in the summer of 2009. Published by Liberty, the pamphlet attempted to show how "the Act is not a charter for socialism but contains the most basic rights from 900 years of British history".
In September 2011, Oborne and Frances Weaver co-authored the pamphlet "Guilty Men" for the Centre for Policy Studies written, according to Denis MacShane in The Guardian, with Oborne's "characteristic rococo exuberance". According to Oborne and Weaver in a covering article "the pro-Europeans find themselves in the same situation as appeasers in 1940, or communists after the fall of the Berlin Wall". The report sought to identify the politicians, institutions and commentators who the authors felt had tried to take Britain into the European Single Currency. The Financial Times, which "has been wrong on every single major economic judgment over the past quarter century", in the covering article is accused of a "vendetta" against Euro-sceptics. In the report, the FT, BBC and CBI are accused of being "villains" and considered the "propaganda arm for the pro-single currency movement". MacShane wrote that the authors' made false claims in the report against the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) and he dismisses the idea that the British media "have been suborned into aiding and abetting a pro-Europe line" because the press is dominated by a right-wing euro-sceptic agenda.
Following the pamphlet's publication, Oborne made frank comments on the BBC programme Newsnight on 28 September 2011. In the debate about the Greek debt crisis and its effects on the eurozone, he referred to the European Commission spokesman Amadeu Altafaj Tardio as "that idiot in Brussels" which, after he used the phrase for a third time, resulted in Tardio walking out of the studio. (Tardio, spokesman for European Union economic and monetary affairs commissioner Olli Rehn, was speaking from a studio in Brussels.) Oborne was mocked by Newsnight presenter Jeremy Paxman for "gratuituous rudeness" after Paxman had himself asked for a response from, "Mr Idiot in Brussels".
On 10 May 2012, on the BBC's Question Time programme, Oborne commented following the jailing of a Rochdale sex trafficking gang, who had been convicted of rape, sexual activity with children and conspiracy to engage in sexual activity with children having raped, physically assaulted and sexually groomed girls as young as 12. Oborne said the victims had "accepted the advances" of their attackers and added: "What does it tell us about what's happened to our society that we have 12 year old girls, 13 year old girls, who are happy to give up their affection and their beauty to men in exchange for a packet of crisps?" Some, such as Vicky Allan of The Herald, have claimed that this type of rhetoric amounts to victim blaming, saying that: "there is a prevalent conviction that young girls are somehow asking for whatever they get as soon as they begin to behave in a sexual manner, or choose to involve themselves with men".
Book about Iran
Written with David Morrison, Oborne's book A Dangerous Delusion: Why the Iranian Nuclear Threat is a Myth (2013) sought to dispel what the authors see as a common misconception of a malign intent behind Iran's nuclear power programme, and objects to the current sanctions against Iran and argues against any military intervention. The Times leader writer Oliver Kamm disagreed with the notion that Ayatollah Khomeini was "one of the greatest theologians of all time" whose "teaching contained insights which went far deeper than anything the rationalists and materialists of the United States could imagine." Of a podcast involving the authors, Douglas Murray asserted that Morrison, with the acquiescence of Oborne, made disingenuous claims about President Ahmadinejad's history of Holocaust denial.
Oborne, responding to his critics in an article for The Spectator's 'Coffee House' blog, complained of the "scale and (in some cases) virulence that I have never encountered before" of his and Morrison's opponents. He rejected Kamm and Murray's claims about his co-author, who "fully accepts" the veracity of claims against Ahmadinejad. Oborne wrote that "not one of our critics have even tried to deal with the central, factual points of our short book: that Iran isn’t in possession of nuclear weapons and isn’t building them". Michael Axworthy thought that "For the most part, Oborne and Morrison are right and their arguments are strong.", but Douglas Murray, after quoting Oborne's comment in a response, wrote that "customers should ask for a refund". A review by Con Coughlin for The Jewish Chronicle speculated that Oborne's "unhappy descent into the world of international fantasy" owed much to his association with Morrison, and accused "the authors" of "alarming ignorance about the rudimentary principles that underpin the current Iranian regime" and reports from intelligence sources and the International Atomic Energy Agency.
Resignation from The Daily Telegraph
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Oborne had re-joined The Daily Telegraph in May 2010 from the Mail to write for the newspaper from the following September.
On 17 February 2015, Oborne resigned from The Daily Telegraph. In a letter posted to the online news website, openDemocracy, Oborne criticised his former employer for the allegedly unscrupulous relationship between their editorial and commercial arms. Specifically, Oborne outlined how the paper would suppress negative stories and drop investigations into the HSBC bank, a major source of their advertising revenue, which, in his opinion, compromised their journalistic integrity calling it a "form of fraud on its readers". He also alleged that The Telegraph's coverage of stories relating to UK supermarket chain Tesco, shipping company Cunard and the pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong had been influenced by commercial considerations, He added, "There are other very troubling cases, many of them set out in Private Eye, which has been a major source of information for Telegraph journalists wanting to understand what is happening on their paper".
The Telegraph group responded to Oborne's claims in a statement: "We aim to provide all our commercial partners with a range of advertising solutions, but the distinction between advertising and our award-winning editorial operation has always been fundamental to our business. We utterly refute [sic] any allegation to the contrary."
Career from 2015
In July 2015, BBC Radio 4 broadcast a report by Oborne in which he and producer Anna Meisel investigated the closure a year earlier of HSBC bank accounts belonging to British Muslim institutions and individuals. He had originally begun his investigation whilst working for The Daily Telegraph but the newspaper had refused to publish the resultant article, which had been critical of the bank's decision, triggering his decision to resign.
Oborne describes himself as a "regular Anglican churchgoer", and his wife, Martine, is Vicar at St. Michael's Sutton Court in Chiswick, west London. The couple have five children. Martine Oborne is also a writer and illustrator.
Awards and honours
- 2004 William Hill Sports Book of the Year, Basil D’Oliveira
- 2005 British Sports Book Awards (Best Biography), Basil D’Oliveira
- 2015 Wisden Book of the Year, Wounded Tiger: A History of Cricket in Pakistan
Books and pamphlets
- Alastair Campbell: New Labour and the Rise of the Media Class. Aurum, 1999. ISBN 978-1-85410-647-6
- A Moral Duty to Act There. Centre for Policy Studies, 2003. ISBN 978-1-903219-51-5
- Basil D’Oliveira: Cricket and Controversy: The Untold Story, Little, Brown, 2004 ISBN 978-0-3167-2572-9; paperback reprint: Time Warner, 2005. ISBN 978-0-7515-3488-7
- The Rise of Political Lying. Free Press, 2005. ISBN 978-0-7432-7560-6
- The Triumph of the Political Class. Simon and Schuster, 2007. ISBN 978-0-7432-9527-7
- Muslims Under Siege: Alienating Vulnerable Communities (Co-written with James Jones) Channel 4 Dispatches & Democratic Audit, Human Rights Centre, University of Essex, 2008
- The Use and Abuse of Terror: The Construction of a False Narrative on Domestic Terror Threat. Centre for Policy Studies, 2006. ISBN 1-905389-22-1
- The Pro-Israel Lobby in Britain (Co-written with James Jones) Channel 4 Dispatches & Open Democracy, 2009
- The Children that Britain Betrayed. (Co-written with Lynn Ferguson) Channel 4 Dispatches,
- Guilty Men. (Co-written with Frances Weaver) Centre for Policy Studies, 2011
- Churchill's Legacy: The Conservative Case for the Human Rights Act. (Co-written with Jesse Norman) Liberty, 2009. ISBN 978-0-946088-56-0
- A Dangerous Delusion: Why the West are Wrong about Nuclear Iran. (Co-written with David Morrison) Elliott & Thompson, 2013. ISBN 978-1-908739-89-6
- Wounded Tiger: The History of Cricket in Pakistan. Simon and Schuster, 2014. ISBN 9781471125775
- White on Green: Celebrating the Drama of Pakistan Cricket. (Co-written with Richard Heller) Simon and Schuster, 2016. ISBN 978-1471156410
Radio and television documentaries
- Mugabe's Secret Famine (Channel 4, May 2003, produced by Paul Yule, Juniper TV)
- Afghanistan: Here's One We Invaded Earlier (Channel 4, May 2003, produced by Paul Yule, Juniper TV)
- Not Cricket: The Basil D'Oliveira Conspiracy (Channel 4, June 2004, produced by Paul Yule, Diverse Production)
- The Dirty Race for the White House (Channel 4, November 2004, produced by Ed Braman, Juniper TV)
- We’re All Criminals Now (Channel 4, January 2005, produced by Zoe Hassid, Mentorn in association with Raw TV)
- Election Unspun: Why Politicians Can't Tell The Truth (Channel 4, April 2005, produced by Richard Sanders, Juniper TV)
- Dispatches: Gordon Brown - Fit for Office? (Channel 4, May 2007, directed by Simon Berthon)
- Dispatches: Iraq – the Betrayal (Channel 4, March 2008, produced by Marc Perkins, October Films)
- Dispatches: It Shouldn't Happen to a Muslim (Channel 4, July 2008, produced by Chris Boulding, Quicksilver Media)
- Dispatches: Iraq – the Legacy (Channel 4, December 2008, Richard Sanders, October Films)
- Afghanistan: Waiting for the Taliban (Channel 4, May 2009, produced by Alex Nott, Quicksilver Media)
- Philippines: Holy Warriors (Channel 4, October 2009, produced by George Waldrum, Quicksilver Media)
- Dispatches: Iraq – the Reckoning (Channel 4, July 2009, directed by James Brabazon, Juniper TV)
- Dispatches: The Children Britain Betrayed (Channel 4, July 2009, produced by Lynn Ferguson, First Frame TV)
- Dispatches: Inside Britain's Israel Lobby (Channel 4, November 2009, Produced by Ed Harriman, Hardcash Productions)
- Conserving What? (Radio 4, October 2009, produced by Sheila Cook)
- Nigeria's Killing Fields (Channel 4, April 2010, produced by Andy Wells, Quicksilver Media)
- Tabloids, Tories and Telephone Hacking (Channel 4, October 2010, produced by Sally Brindle and Jenny Evans, Blakeway Productions)
- Pakistan: After the Floods (Channel 4, November 2010, directed by Simon Phillips, Quicksilver Media)
- Pakistan: Defenders of Karachi (Channel 4, April 2011, directed by Edward Watts, Quicksilver Media)
- Dispatches: The Wonderful World of Tony Blair (Channel 4, September 2011, directed by James Brabazon, Blast!)
- Libya: My Week with Gunmen (Channel 4, June 2012, directed by Richard Cookson, Quicksilver Media)
- HSBC, Muslims and Me (BBC Radio 4, July 2015, produced by Anna Meisel)
- Peter Oborne's Chilcot Report (BBC Radio 4, October 2015, produced by Hannah Barnes)
- Al Qaeda in Syria (BBC Radio 4, December 2015, produced by Joe Kent)
- Politico-media complex (PMC)
- Plunkett, John (17 February 2015). "Peter Oborne resigns, saying Telegraph's HSBC coverage a 'fraud on readers". The Guardian.
- Cohen, Nick (30 September 2007). "Dishonourable members". The Observer.
- Oborne, Peter (4 March 2009). "Speaking truth in power". The Guardian. Retrieved 21 November 2016.
- A Cambridge BA automatically converts to an MA (Master of Arts) as long as certain conditions are satisfied
- Silver, James (30 October 2006). "'I had no idea what a news story was'". The Guardian. Retrieved 24 November 2016.
- Oborne, Peter (22 January 2007). "My Mentor: Peter Oborne on Mihir Bose". Retrieved 24 November 2016.
- Turvill, William (19 February 2015). "'Emotionally exhausted' Peter Oborne condemns 'contemtible silence' of Barclay brothers". Press Gazette. Retrieved 24 November 2016.
- O'Carroll, Lisa (6 April 2001). "Express columnist quits". The Guardian. Retrieved 24 November 2016.
- Oborne, Peter (March 2003). "Appendix 8: Memorandum] from Mr Peter Oborne. Submission to the Select Committee on Foreign Affairs". Parliament UK. Retrieved 22 November 2016.
- Slot, Owen (2 July 2005). "Gentlemen and players". The Times. Retrieved 23 November 2016. (subscription required)
- Marlar, Robin (11 July 2004). "Review: Sport: Basil D'Oliveira by Peter Oborne". The Sunday Times. Retrieved 23 November 2016. (subscription required)
- Roberts, Andrew (3 November 2004). "Which gets your vote - a democracy at work, or a cynical, snobbish Brit?". The Times. Retrieved 23 November 2016. (subscription required)
- "Channel 4 aims to 'unspin' the election". Digital Spy. 9 April 2005. Retrieved 22 November 2016.
- Banks-Smith, Nacy (26 April 2005). "Once were warriors". The Guardian.
- Joseph, Joe (22 November 2005). "If only they had asked Oborne...". The Times. Retrieved 23 November 2016. (subscription required)
- Jenkins, Simon (16 September 2007). "Lament for lost liberties". The Sunday Times. Retrieved 23 November 2016. (subscription required)
- Oborne, P. It Shouldn't Happen to a Muslim. Channel 4. 7 July 2008
- Oborne, P., Jones, J. Muslims Under Siege
- Oborne, P."The enemy within? Fear of Islam: Britain's new disease",. 4 July 2008
- Owen Amos "Shortlists announced for Orwell Prize for political writing", Press Gazette, 26 March 2009[dead link]
- Oborne, Peter; Jones, James. "The pro-Israel lobby in Britain: full text", openDemocracy (13 November 2009). Accessed 24 January 2016
- "dispatches – inside Britain's Israel Lobby". YouTube. 20 February 2011. Retrieved 4 April 2012.
- Peter Oborne "The cowardice at the heart of our relationship with Israel", Daily Telegraph, 12 December 2012
- Churchill's Legacy - the Conservative Case for the HRA (PDF) (Report). October 2009. ISBN 978-0-946088-56-0.
- MacShane, Denis (23 September 2011). "The Eurosceptic isolationists are in the saddle". The Guardian. Retrieved 23 November 2016.
- "Centre for Policy Studies – Guilty Men". cps.org.uk. 22 September 2011. Retrieved 29 November 2012. The text is freely available, see Oborne, Peter; Weaver, Frances (September 2011). "Guilty Men" (PDF). Centre for Policy Studies.
- Oborne, Peter; Weaver, Frances (22 September 2011). "The great euro swindle". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 23 November 2016.
- Guilty Men (2011), pp. 8–9
- Greenslade, Roy (28 September 2011). "Oborne told off for being gratuitously offensive - by Paxman". The Guardian. Retrieved 23 November 2016.
- "Peter Oborne 'Idiot' Comments Prompt EU Spokesman To Storm Off Newsnight". The Huffington Post. 28 November 2011. Retrieved 23 November 2016.
- Eaton, George (29 September 2011). "Peter Oborne vs"that idiot in Brussels"". New Statesman. Retrieved 23 November 2016.
- Greenslade, Roy (21 October 2011). "The BBC must not apologise for Oborne's idiot rant on Newsnight". The Guardian. Retrieved 23 November 2016.
- Preston, Peter (2 October 2011). "Another burst of Newsnight for idiots". The Observer. London. Retrieved 4 October 2011.
Peter Oborne's grisly outburst plumbed the depths of cheap studio discussions
- BBC Question Time, 10 May 2012.
- Allan, Vicky (30 September 2012). "Why turn a blind eye to child abuse?". The Herald. Retrieved 20 February 2016.
- Michael Axworthy "A Dangerous Delusion, by Peter Oborne and David Morrison", telegraph.co.uk, 27 April 2013
- Peter Oborne & David Morrison A Dangerous Delusion: Why the West is Wrong about Nuclear Iran, Elliott & Thompson, 2013, pp.19-20, cited by Oliver Kamm "Khomeini or Thomas Jefferson? Who did more for religious freedom?", The Times (Opinion blog), 24 April 2013
- Douglas Murray "Memo to Iran's apologists: President Ahmadinejad has denied the Holocaust", The Spectator, 26 April 2013
- Peter Oborne "No, Iran does not possess nuclear weapons", The Spectator (Coffe House blog), 1 May 2013
- Douglas Murray "In response to Peter Oborne on nuclear Iran", The Spectator (blogs), 2 May 2013
- Con Coughlin "There's delusion and 'delusion' when it comes to Iran", The Jewish Chronicle, 10 May 2013
- "Peter Oborne defects from Mail to Telegraph". Press Gazette. 19 May 2010. Retrieved 24 November 2016.
- Burgess, Kaya (18 February 2015). "Peter Oborne accuses Daily Telegraph of suppressing news". The Times. Retrieved 23 November 2016. (subscription required)
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- Adam Sherwin "Peter Oborne resignation: Senior writer dramatically quits Telegraph over HSBC allegations", The Independent (London), 17 February 2015
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- Oborne, Peter; Meisel, Anna (28 July 2015). "Why did HSBC shut down bank accounts?". BBC News Online. Retrieved 28 July 2015.
- Presenter: Peter Oborne Producer: Anna Meisel (28 July 2015). "HSBC, Muslims and Me". HSBC, Muslims and Me. BBC Radio 4.
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- "The bishop who sneered at Prince William and Kate Middleton should resign". The Daily Telegraph. London. 22 November 2010.
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