Isabel Oakeshott

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(Covid-19 dissenter, Author, Journalist, propagandist?)
Born12 June 1974
London, England
Alma materGordonstoun School, University of Bristol
Interests • COVID-19/Resistance
• ivermectin
UK COVID-19 dissident, possible Cold War II connections

Isabel Euphemia Oakeshott is a British author, political journalist and broadcaster. She has worked at The Mirror, Daily Mail, Evening Standard and was the political editor of The Sunday Times and is the co-author, with Michael Ashcroft, of an unauthorised biography of former British prime minister David Cameron, "Call Me Dave", and of various other non-fiction titles, including "White Flag?" An examination of the UK's defence capability, also written with Michael Ashcroft, "Farmageddon", co-written with Philip Lymbery, and "Pandemic Diaries", co-written with Matt Hancock, which provides an account of Hancock's tenure as the UK's Health Secretary during the COVID-19/Pandemic.[1]

Although Isobel Oakeshott has had connections to the British propaganda network Integrity Initiative[2], she has been outspoken in the media about the COVID-19/Resistance, opposing lockdowns and vaccine mandates.[3]


Oakeshott was born in Westminster, London. She attended Gordonstoun School in Moray, Scotland, before graduating in 1996 with a Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of Bristol.


Oakeshott began her career in journalism working in Scotland for the East Lothian Courier, Edinburgh Evening News, Daily Record, Sunday Mirror and Daily Mail, before returning to London and joining the Evening Standard.

After three years, Oakeshott moved to The Sunday Times in 2006 as deputy political editor, becoming political editor in 2010, and remained until 2014. Oakeshott was awarded the title "Political Journalist of the Year" at the 2011 British Press Awards.

Oakeshott has appeared as a panelist on the BBC's Daily Politics, as well as on BBC TV's Question Time, and has been a contributor to Sky News' Press Preview programme.

Between February 2016 and early 2017, Oakeshott was the Daily Mail's political editor-at-large. She was an advocate of Brexit.

In September 2021, she began hosting a political show on GB News, and moved to Talk TV in April 2022.[4]

Books, WhatsApps and emails

Full article: Lockdown Files

In March 2023, ex-Health Secretary Matt Hancock accused Isobel Oakeshott of a "massive betrayal and breach of trust" after she leaked WhatsApps she had obtained when working on Hancock's book, "Pandemic Diaries: The inside story of Britain’s battle against Covid". She argued that leaking the messages was in the "overwhelming national interest".

However, Hancock said the messages were released in a "biased account to suit an anti-lockdown agenda". He also denied her claim he had sent her a "menacing" message over the leak.

The Telegraph was handed more than 100,000 WhatsApp messages, linked to Hancock's time as health secretary at the height of the COVID-19/Pandemic, and began publishing the texts on 28 February 2023.

In 2015, Isobel Oakeshott co-wrote a biography of David Cameron, "Call Me Dave: The Unauthorised Biography of David Cameron", which included the eye-catching but unsubstantiated claim that the then prime minister had taken part in a lurid initiation ceremony involving a dead pig's head while at university.

She got another politician in trouble when in 2011 she revealed that Liberal Democrat minister Chris Huhne had persuaded his wife Vicky Pryce to take his speeding points. Mr Huhne was subsequently jailed for eight months for perverting the course of justice.

A vehement supporter of the UK leaving the EU, she helped millionaire and Brexit campaigner Arron Banks write his account of the referendum campaign entitled "The Bad Boys of Brexit: Tales of Mischief, Mayhem & Guerrilla Warfare in the EU Referendum Campaign".

During the writing of the book, she was given access to Mr Banks' emails which she later published arguing it was in the public interest to do so.

In 2019, the UK's ambassador to the United States Sir Kim Darroch was forced to resign after Ms Oakeshott obtained emails in which he was critical of Donald Trump. In the secret cables, he labelled the then-American President as "inept", "insecure" and "incompetent".

Oakeshott denied that the story was linked to her relationship with Brexit campaigner Richard Tice, who it had been suggested was keen to get the US ambassador job. Mr Tice, now leader of the Reform UK Party, tweeted:

"Conspiracy theorists who think I want US Ambassador job totally wrong. Ridiculous suggestion! But other senior pro Brexit businessperson would do great job promoting UK and securing quick trade deal."

Before her relationship with Mr Tice, Isobel Oakeshott had three children from a previous marriage to Nigel Rosser.[5]

Investigative journalism

Integrity Initiative

Full article: Integrity Initiative

Isabel Oakeshott is mentioned as a participant in a seminar with many military/intelligence heavy hitters and their friends in the media Document:5 July Seminar; Potential guest list for discussion, possibly in 2016 or 2017.

In 2018, she published a book White Flag? - An Examination of the UK's Defence Capability with fellow seminar attendee Michael Ashcroft of whom she is a protegé. The book deals with many of the same lobbying themes as Cold War II, such as the chance of a new war, and "Our leaders have concluded there are no votes in defence, and have progressively run down the armed forces." where it "explains what has happened to our armed forces in recent years and asks whether their decline endangers our safety and prosperity." [6]


Hilary Jones debates Isabel Oakeshott on lockdowns.

Oakeshott has been an outspoken critic of the official narrative around COVID.

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