Tom Utley

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Thomas Dermot Utley[1] (born 29 November 1953) is a British journalist who writes for the Daily Mail.

Life and career[edit]

Utley is the son of the journalist T. E. ('Peter') Utley and Brigid Viola Mary (1927-2012), daughter of Dermot Michael Macgregor Morrah, a journalist, Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford, and Arundel Herald Extraordinary at the College of Arms.[2][3][4]

He went to Westminster School and to Corpus Christi College, Cambridge.[5]

He wrote for The Daily Telegraph, where he was described by The Independent as a "star Telegraph columnist", but left in early 2006 after being offered a salary of £120,000 by the Daily Mail.[6][7]

Personal life[edit]

Utley is a Roman Catholic.[8]


  1. ^ Utley, Tom (28 July 2005). "I could never teach my children about sex... I'm British, dammit". Retrieved 13 July 2018.
  2. ^ "Brigid Utley". 4 December 2012. Retrieved 13 July 2018.
  3. ^ "Morrah, Dermot Michael Macgregor (1896–1974), journalist and herald : Oxford Dictionary of National Biography - oi". Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/31466. Retrieved 13 July 2018.
  4. ^ Who was Who: A Companion to Who's Who, A. & C. Black, 1981, pg 773
  5. ^ "Axegrinder 23.02.2007: Taxi for Utley! Just don't put it on expenses". Daily Mail. Daily Mail. 20 January 2010. Retrieved 28 August 2012.
  6. ^ Thynne, Jane (30 April 2006). "Is Paul Dacre the new Roman Abramovich?". The Independent on Sunday. Retrieved 10 March 2017.
  7. ^ Brook, Stephen (20 April 2006). "Mail poaches Telegraph columnist". The Guardian. Guardian News and Media. Retrieved 11 April 2008.
  8. ^ "Axegrinder 23.02.2007: Taxi for Utley! Just don't put it on expenses". Press Gazette. Progressive Media International. 2 March 2007. Retrieved 11 April 2008.