Martin Jay

Martin Jay is an award-winning British journalist based in Morocco where he is a correspondent for The Daily Mail (UK) who previously reported on the Arab Spring there for CNN, as well as Euronews. From 2012 to 2019 he was based in Beirut where he worked for a number of international media titles including BBC, Al Jazeera, RT, DW, as well as reporting on a freelance basis for the UK’s Daily Mail, The Sunday Times plus TRT World. His career has led him to work in almost 50 countries in Africa, The Middle East and Europe for a host of major media titles. He has lived and worked in Morocco, Belgium, Kenya and Lebanon.

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February 28, 2021
EU in Disarray Over Russia as Brussels Begs to Be Taken Seriously

It’s time the EU got its act together on Russia and accepted that Germany runs the EU and it will have its Russian gas pipeline at any cost. But don’t let that stop whining MEPs throwing stones at Putin.

February 23, 2021
Iran’s Stubbornness on Enrichment Is Understandable, but Not Wise If It Wants to Return to the JCPOA

It’s easy to understand why Iran wants to play hardball with Biden now after the suffering of years of Trump’s sanctions. The problem is that Biden has to see a halt to enrichment as a crucial gesture. Is there a compromise?

February 10, 2021
EU Vaccine Chaos: Go Now, Ursula. Just Go Now

The European Commission president has to be a failed politician who will be dazzled by the bodyguards, motorcades and photo ops with world leaders, but not really take the lead from the front.

January 31, 2021
UN Sex Crimes: Guterres’ Draconian Cover-Ups Might Be Soon Over

The UN’s answer to cover them up and punish journalists might be coming to an end as there are signs that member states have had enough. Will the British government lead a new cause?

January 30, 2021
EU Continues Its Smoke Screen Stunts Towards the UK and Its Own Vaccine Chaos

With the deaths rising in countries like Italy many are wondering if the EU will run out of time to claw back the credibility that the European Commission and Ursula von der Leyen badly needs.

January 29, 2021
Biden’s Suspension of Middle East Arms Deals Is Clear Signal That ‘America Is Back’

It’s time for the Emirates and Saudis to have a complete rethink on their own regional power struggles, Martin Jay writes.

January 12, 2021
Brexit Was Johnson’s Churchillian Moment. So Britain Can Now Have Its Cake and Eat It?

Britain got its independence back and got the best trade deal it could hope for with Brussels. Too good to be true?

January 9, 2021
Ooh la la. Macron’s Brexit Parting Shot Proves France Is Not an Irony-Free Zone

Macron’s claim in a new year broadcast that Brexit was a product of “lies and false promises” has got to be the biggest lie yet itself.

January 6, 2021
Britain’s Colonial Past and Brexit. The Real Link Which Remainers Can’t Deal With

Brexit is an end to colonialism and the embrace of a new set of economic ideals which places UK as equal partner in trade with countries like India.

December 12, 2020
The EU Continues to Wobble While France Holds It to Ransom

The worst sign that EU is in real trouble is possibly that its own outdated idea about governance is replicated by a French leader facing defeat.