Daniel Finkelstein

The Times

This year has seen an unprecedented domestic political story - the fall of the Prime Minister due to ethical transgressions. Something that hasn't happened in 300 years. No one has covered this with greater clarity of thought, and boldness, than Daniel Finkelstein. Supporters of the prime minister have suggested his columns played a big role in events and many MPs were influenced by his arguments and invocations. But despite the seriousness of the situation the columns were always entertaining for the general reader.

This is a writer immensely well respected for his work. This year he has been the leading voice on the leading story - a leading story of significant historical importance.