| Leo McKinstry |
Belfast, Northern Ireland
|Alma mater||Portora Royal School (Enniskillen), Sidney Sussex College (Cambridge)|
British journalist, historian and author.
Leo McKinstry is a British journalist, historian and author.
Life and career
Born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, McKinstry was educated at Portora Royal School, Enniskillen, and Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge, where he graduated with a degree in History in 1985, and identified himself as a Trotskyite. He writes regularly for several newspapers in the United Kingdom, including the Daily Mail, Daily Express, and The Sunday Telegraph. He often writes about issues relating to immigration and the European Union, being a strong supporter of Brexit. His books include a biography of the Victorian Prime Minister, Lord Rosebery.
In the early 1990s, McKinstry was a Labour councillor in Islington and worked as a parliamentary aide to Labour politician Harriet Harman. Losing his seat on Islington council in 1994, he was working for Labour frontbencher Doug Henderson when he announced the following year, via an article in The Spectator, that he no longer supported the party. Subsequently, he was a regular columnist in both the Daily Mail and the Daily Express.
McKinstry is married and lives in Kent and Provence.
- Fit to Govern: A Former Labour Activist Asks: Can Tony Blair's Party be Trusted to Run Britain? (1996), Bantam Press, ISBN 0593039807
- Boycs: The True Story (2000), Partridge Press, ISBN 1852252790
- Jack and Bobby: A story of brothers in conflict (2002), HarperCollins UK, ISBN 0007118767
- Rosebery: Statesman in Turmoil (2005), John Murray Publishers, ISBN 0719558794
- Sir Alf: A Major Reappraisal of the Life and Times of England's Greatest Football Manager (2006), HarperCollins UK, ISBN 0007193785
- Spitfire: Portrait of a Legend (2007), Hodder & Stoughton, ISBN 0719568757
- Lancaster: The Second World War's Greatest Bomber (2009), Hodder & Stoughton, ISBN 0719523532
- Hurricane: Victor of the Battle of Britain (2010), Hodder & Stoughton, ISBN 1848543395
- Jack Hobbs: England's Greatest Cricketer (2011), Yellow Jersey Press, ISBN 0224083295
- Operation Sea Lion: How Britain Crushed the German War Machine's Dreams of Invasion in 1940 (2015), Harry N. Abrams, ISBN 9781468312560
- Attlee and Churchill: Allies in War, Adversaries in Peace (2020), Atlantic Books, ISBN 1848876610
A Document by Leo McKinstry
|Title||Document type||Publication date||Subject(s)||Description|
|Document:Absolute folly for Britain to get involved in Syria||Article||1 March 2018||NATO|
Andrew Bonar Law
Bashar al Assad
|Tory MP Johnny Mercer, a former soldier, has demanded: “Britain must come to Syria’s aid” and condemned those who oppose “military intervention”.|
- ↑ https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/life/books/saving-the-plane-that-won-battle-of-britain-28066753.html
- ↑ https://web.archive.org/web/20130925202712/http://marketing.harpercollins.co.uk/Contents/Author/Pages/Authors.aspx?objId=3903
- ↑ https://www.theguardian.com/Columnists/Column/0,5673,368280,00.html
- ↑ https://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-the-papers-49629815
- ↑ https://www.telegraph.co.uk/comment/personal-view/3634265/In-defence-of-the-white-working-class.html
- ↑ http://www.islingtontribune.com/news/2012/feb/vilified-labour-defector-vents-his-spleen-print-%E2%80%93-17-years-leo-mckinstry-reveals-all-s
- ↑ http://amheath.com/authors/leo-mckinstry/