Mehdi Hasan (US)

Mehdi Hasan (US)

Political Editor, The Huffington Post UK

Synopsis

Alongside his role at the Huffington Post, Mehdi is also co-author of Ed: The Milibands and the making of a Labour leader. Describing himself as a critical supporter, he writes and speaks on everything from domestic policy to the European crisis and the Arab Spring. In Summer Of Unrest: the debt delusion, he set out to explode ten myths about deficits and public spending cuts. Mehdi is a regular and vocal critic of the Coalition on a raft of discussion programmes.

Biography

Mehdi Hasan is the ‘voice of the reasoned left’ and a frequent commentator on all things political. As the New Statesman’s Senior Editor (Politics) he had a weekly column and a daily blog covering everything from domestic policy to the European crisis and the Arab Spring.

Now Political Editor of the UK edition of The Huffington Post, Mehdi has interviewed some of Britain’s biggest names and leads debate on one of the online world’s most influential forums. He is the author of Summer of Unrest: the debt delusion, in which he sets out to explode ten myths about deficits and public spending cuts, and he has also co-authored a biography of Ed Miliband.

Originally a TV news producer, Mehdi makes regular appearances on BBC1’s Question Time and The Big Questions, and is a guest presenter on LBC. He also contributes to the comment pages of The Guardian and The Times, and presents two shows on Al Jazeera English.

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