Dancona_matthew_1Matthew d’Ancona has been appointed to succeed Boris Johnson at The Spectator.

Mr d’Ancona is one of the few conservative commentators with excellent links to the Labour party and has been sympathetic to its approach to homeland security issues.  He has been supportive of David Cameron since the new Tory leader was elected and has, for example, paid tribute to Francis Maude’s analysis of the Tory predicament and has supported the A-List against Simon Heffer’s objections.

Mr d’Ancona is pro-American and will (hopefully) use The Spectator to support further steps in the generation-long war on terror.