Two of the UK's most prominent political and economic commentators – Simon Heffer and William Keegan – join IBTimesUK today as regular columnists on our new Opinion page.

Simon Heffer

Simon Heffer, whose trenchant columns have led the political agenda across major titles such as The Daily Mail, The Daily Telegraph and The Spectator for more than a quarter of a century, will bring his acute analysis and sharp and witty polemical style to the world of geopolitics.

Today he writes that Britain faces a graver danger to its national security than at any time since the Second World War.

William Keegan

William Keegan, who is senior economics commentator at The Observer where his keenly read columns have followed the fortunes and mishaps of British chancellors for decades and built his formidable reputation, starts as an IBTimesUK columnist today with a stark indictment of the IMF's strained relationship with the eurozone.

Further leading commentators in their specialist fields will be joining these giants of the left and right of politics in the coming days, making IBTimesUK the must-read platform for topical comment in the UK and throughout Europe.