Andrew Marr

(Andrew William Stevenson Marr)

Andrew Marr
Andrew Marr
  • Born: July 31, 1959
  • Nationality: British
  • Profession: Journalist, Television Presenter, Political Commentator









Andrew William Stevenson Marr is a British political commentator and television presenter. Beginning his career as a political commentator, he subsequently edited The Independent newspaper (1996–98), and was political editor of BBC News (2000–05). He began hosting a political programme—Sunday AM, now called The Andrew Marr Show—on Sunday mornings on BBC One from September 2005. In 2002, Marr took over as host of BBC Radio 4's long-running Start the Week Monday morning discussion programme.

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In global terms, to be born British remains a remarkable stroke of luck. Citizenship & Patriotism
It’s been a very slow, very expensive business—reforming the welfare state. Welfare
It’s hard for the opposition party to break in when things are going well economically. Political Parties & Machines
Clearly the human story is one of acceleration. There has been a Moore curve in terms of the number of people alive on the planet, our technological ability, and our ability to understand ourselves. We have had this extraordinary, explosive growth in our ingenuity.
I'm a great believer in the direct quote in quotation marks and the hard fact.
In the end, does it really matter if newspapers physically disappear? Probably not: the world is always changing. But does it matter if organisations independent enough and rich enough to employ journalists to do their job disappear? Yes, that matters hugely; it affects the whole of life and society. Society ;Life
Interviews, and hence interviewers, are there to help shed light, and to let viewers judge for themselves. We are not judges, juries, commentators or torturers - nor friends, either.
My kids wouldn't dream of buying a newspaper - and we are a newspaper household.
Rude interviewers are ten a penny, and politicians have long since learned how to cope.
The business of funding digging journalists is important to encourage. It cannot be replaced by bloggers who don't have access to politicians, who don't have easy access to official documents, who aren't able to buttonhole people in power. Power ;Business, Commerce & Finance
Unlike the general public, I rather like most politicians.
Verbally, I'm quite fast on my feet. I could embarrass or anger most people if I wanted to.