Andrew Alexander (journalist)

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Andrew Alexander (May 1935 – 5 July 2015) was an English journalist and columnist for The Daily Mail.[1]

He was the unsuccessful Conservative candidate at the Colne Valley by-election, 1963.[2] He won Specialist Writer of the Year in the British Press Awards for 1976.[3] He was denounced in the House of Commons by the Labour MP Dennis Canavan as "that prizewinning cynical jackass".[4]

He is most known for writing a book on American Imperialism titled America and the Imperialism of Ignorance.[5]

He was a director of the board of Britannia Entertainment Limited. The company was involved in producing To the Lighthouse, The Weather in the Streets and Coast to Coast.

Alexander died at age 80 on 5 July 2015.[6]


  • (with Alan Watkins), The Making of the Prime Minister 1970 (London: Macdonald, 1970).
  • America and the Imperialism of Ignorance: US Foreign Policy since 1945 (London: Biteback, 2011).


  1. ^ "Andrew Alexander for the Daily Mail". The Daily Mail. 
  2. ^ The Times (22 March 1963), p. 12.
  3. ^ The Times (3 March 1977), p. 2.
  4. ^ PRIME MINISTER (ENGAGEMENTS), HC Deb 21 April 1977 vol 930 cc359-63.
  5. ^ Tony Rennell (28 July 2011). "Forget Russia, forget Iran... is America the greatest threat to world peace, asks ANDREW ALEXANDER in his provocative new book". The Daily Mail. Retrieved 1 June 2016. 
  6. ^ Levy, Geoffrey (8 July 2015). "Mail's ex-City editor Andrew Alexander dies at 80". The Daily Mail. Retrieved 8 July 2015. 
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