Stephen Bush, esteemed columnist and associate editor at the Financial Times, traces his love for journalism and politics back to his formative years. Raised in a household where news was a constant presence, he developed an early fascination with the world of politics, particularly during the Iraq war. His curiosity and passion for writing led him to journalism, where he began his career as an assistant to Ben Brogan on his morning politics newsletter.

Over time, Bush has carved out a niche for himself, becoming renowned for his insightful weekday newsletter, 'Inside Politics' for the Financial Times. His career has been marked by covering significant stories such as the Liz Truss Premiership and the first Labour leadership election in 2015, which saw Jeremy Corbyn unexpectedly win.

Bush's approach to journalism is characterised by intellectual curiosity, self-reflection, and a commitment to the craft. He believes in the importance of truth and accuracy, and the ability to be reflective and self-critical, especially in the age of the internet where mistakes are visible and trust is paramount.

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