Tim  Shipman

Tim Shipman

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Chief Political Commentator, Sunday Times

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Before covering Westminster for the Sunday Times Tim also reported from Washington. He delivers insight from a career covering elections, scandals and plots and looks at the likely big stories on the horizon. As author of All Out War: The Full Story of How Brexit Sank Britain's Political Class he enjoyed unique access to some of the key players in the EU referendum and provides a look behind the scenes as well as an analysis of the effects of the vote, the lessons to learn, and the possible outcomes.


Tim Shipman is the Chief Political Commentator and former Political Editor of the Sunday Times. In over 15 years of journalism he has reported on some of the biggest events in British, American and international politics.

Before joining the Sunday Times, Tim served as Deputy Political Editor of the Daily Mail, and as Washington Correspondent for the Sunday Telegraph. He also held several posts, both Political and Foreign, at the Daily and Sunday Express.

Tim has reported on stories from the war in Kosovo to Bill Clinton's impeachment. He’s covered security and international relations, and led the Express’s coverage of the Iraq War, reporting from the US Central Command in Doha.

In the UK, Tim is a familiar face in the corridors of Westminster and has insider knowledge on the plots, personalities and procedures that define parliamentary life. As well as serious insight in to the political events of the day, and the likely outcomes, he also delivers amusing anecdotes from his time following the Obama campaign to the secrets of the Commons’ bars and committee rooms.

Tim is the author of the revealing book All Out War: The Full Story of How Brexit Sank Britain's Political Class. The book, compiled with access to some of the key players in the EU referendum campaign including Boris Johnson, Michael Gove and Nigel Farage, looks at the events leading up to and during the campaign that would change the face of UK politics more than any other for a generation. The follow-up, Fall Out: A Year of Political Mayhem examines the tumult following the election of Theresa May as PM through to the the snap election that followed a 12 months later. As well as his Sunday Times role Tim has also written for The Spectator and Total Politics, and is an avid Twitter user sharing his entertaining take on politics and occasionally sport.

He is currently working on the third and final volume of his Brexit trilogy, which will be published in the Spring of 2023 .

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