Journalist and Speechwriter at The Times
Philip Collins is a British journalist, academic, banker and speechwriter
He was a political adviser to Frank Field but also worked for the Institute of Education at the University of London, the BBC and London Weekend Television. He was the Director of the Social Market Foundation and then became Chief Speech Writer to Tony Blair.
Collins is now a leader writer and columnist for The Times and the chairman of trustees of the thinktank Demos and as a Visiting Fellow at the London School of Economics. He is also an associate editor of Prospect magazine. "The Liberal Republic" (2009) is a pamphlet Collins wrote with his former colleague, Richard Reeves (who later became Nick Clegg's Director of Strategy).