George Osborne said: “As a journalist, writer and government adviser, Julian is both experienced and super-talented. He will be a great addition to the team here at the Standard, as we give our readers the very best writing and comment there is.”
Julian Glover was previously lead writer and columnist at the Guardian for 10 years before he worked in Government as speechwriter to David Cameron and as a special adviser on Transport. His biography of Thomas Telford, one of Britain’s greatest engineers, has just been published in paperback.
Julian Glover: "I am thrilled to join the team at the Evening Standard to help shape the liveliest comment pages in Britain."
Melanie McDonagh moves from her current position as Comment Editor to Senior Writer. She will be writing across features, arts and books.