(born c1965) is a British author
, currently editor of
The Jewish Chronicle
He is a
former Chairman of The European Institute for the Study of
Contemporary Antisemitism and a former president of the
Centre for the New Europe,
a free-market think tank based in Brussels.
has written columns for several publications including The Times
and the Daily Mail
and maintains a lively blog.
He is an
alumnus of John Lyon School and Mansfield College, Oxford.
Pollard is an advocate of market-based based public service
reforms. He is also a frequent commentator on Israel, and a
critic of Jihadist movement among Muslims.
On the 15 January 2009 edition of
debated with Jenny Tonge
recent Gaza hostilities of 2008/09
Formerly a journalist and leader-writer on the Daily Express
, he left that paper in 2001
soon after it was taken over by Richard
, a publisher of pornographic magazines, who began
implementing radical cutbacks. His last leader for the paper, on
the problems of the British farming industry, turned out to contain
the words "Fuck you Desmond" spelt out with the first letter of
each sentence. His job at The
was withdrawn as they considered this to be
unacceptable and insulting.
The fact of his having written for the Fabian Review
1993 ("More Southern Discomfort"), discussing ways by which the
could reform itself
sufficiently to regain power, suggests that his career has seen a
fair degree of political movement from Left to Right; he was
formerly an advisor to anti-EU Labour politician Peter Shore
. He was one of the signatory
founders 2005 of the Henry Jackson
which advocates a proactive approach to the spread of
world. By 2006 he held the view that in the 'battle to save western
civilisation' the "The Left, in any recognisable form, is now the
enemy". His biography of Labour Party politician David Blunkett
, with the subject's
involvement, was published in 2004.
In November 2008 Pollard became editor of the Jewish Chronicle
. In a 2009 New York Times
review of a book by Bruce Bawer
, Pollard endorses the idea that
Liberal appeasement is paving the way for a replacement of European
civilization by Islamic culture.