Liam McLaughlin

Writer, blogger, reader

Liam is a state-educated, university-vacated writer from London. He is interested in a lot of one-word verbs, and tries to keep an open mind. He believes that the purpose of journalism is to check the centres of power, and that reading is the most important part of writing. Liam has scrawled extensively about politics and music, and has managed to interview Vince Cable, Katharine Birbalsingh, and Simon Reynolds. He is particularly interested in the Middle East, and in response to some of his articles has been called a Zionist and an anti-Semite, which he took to mean that he had succeeded in being as balanced as he could. He also writes irregularly for the New Statesman.