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Nicholas Comfort

Nicholas Comfort is a writer and consultant on politics, transport, defence and industry. He was Government adviser at QinetiQ plc for three years. Prior to that he worked as Special Adviser to the Secretary of State for Scotland, and as presentational consultant on Europe to the Department of Trade and Industry. He has also been a public affairs consultant with Politics International, and a consultant with Unisys and the Association of Train Operating Companies.

Nicholas also has a lasting involvement with national newspapers. He was a Lobby correspondent at Westminster for 20 years, primarily with the Daily Telegraph, for whom he now writes obituaries. He has worked in the Telegraph’s Washington bureau, edited its leader page and been its Midlands correspondent. He has also been political editor of the Daily Record, the European and the Independent on Sunday, and written editorials for both the Telegraph and the Sun. He has also presented programmes for Radio 4 and the BBC World Service.

His books include

  • The Slow Death of British Industry (Biteback, 2013)
  • The Channel Tunnel and its High-Speed Links (Oakwood Press, 2006)
  • The Politics Book (Politico’s, 2005)
  • How to Handle the Media (Politico’s, 2003)
  • The Lost City of Dunwich (Terence Dalton, 1994)
  • Brewer’s Politics (Cassell, 1993)

His next book, The Regional Railways Story, written with Gordon Pettitt, is due to be published by Ian Allan in the summer of 2015.