About

I’m a political journalist and writer. I’ve written for VICE, the New StatesmanAl Jazeera EnglishThe Herald, the Sunday Mail, and many other publications.

The articles featured on this site – commentary, essays, reviews, profiles, and reports – represent a sample of my work since 2013.

I also edit books, notably: Arguing For Independence and The Case For Leftwing Nationalism by my late dad Stephen Maxwell, and (with Pete Ramand) Old Nations, Auld Enemies, New Times by Tom Nairn.

I grew up in Edinburgh and studied in Glasgow (politics) and London (journalism), before living in Belfast for a while. I then lived in Vancouver for two years, from early 2017 to mid 2019. I’m currently back in the UK.

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