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Sebastian Payne


Sebastian Payne is the Director of Onward. He was previously Whitehall Editor at the Financial Times, where he also held the position of political leader writer and digital opinion editor. He is the author of Broken Heartlands and The Fall of Boris Johnson. 

Before he joined the Financial Times, he was a reporter and editor at The Spectator and The Daily Telegraph.


Onward Director Sebastian Payne writes in the i on the role universities have played in allowing antisemitism to rise.