Philip Stephens (journalist)

Philip Stephens (journalist)

Philip Stephens (born 2 June 1953)[1] is an English journalist and author.


Philip Stephens is an associate editor, and chief political commentator, of the Financial Times, where he writes a comment piece for the paper each Tuesday and Thursday. He was educated at Wimbledon College and at Oxford University, where he took an honours degree in modern history. He joined Reuters as a correspondent in London and Brussels before moving to the Financial Times newspaper in 1983. There he has worked as economics editor, political editor and editor of the UK edition.[1] He wrote the book Politics and the Pound, a study of the management of exchange rates by the British Government, and its relations with Europe since 1979.[2] He also wrote a biography of Tony Blair, when the latter was British Prime Minister.[3]


  1. ^ a b STEPHENS, Philip Francis Christopher, Who's Who 2015, A & C Black, 2015; online edn, Oxford University Press, 2014
  2. ^ Stephens, Philip, Politics and the pound: the Conservatives' struggle with sterling, Macmillan, 1996, second edition Politics and the Pound: The Tories, the Economy and Europe, Papermac, 1997, ISBN 0333632974
  3. ^ Stephens, Philip, Tony Blair: The Price of Leadership, Politico's, 2004, ISBN 1842751174

External links

  • Financial Times biography; accessed 22 September 2014