Daniel J. Hannan is a British journalist, author, and Conservative Member of the European Parliament (MEP), representing South East England. He is also the Secretary-General of the Alliance of European Conservatives and Reformists. In the European Parliament, he led the campaign for a referendum on the European Constitution. He was also the first Member to write in detail about the allowances and expenses available in Brussels.
In March of 2009, a YouTube clip of his speech to Gordon Brown in the European Parliament attracted 1.4 million hits within 72 hours, making the online video the most watched political clip in British history. Hannan was educated at Marlborough and Oriel College, Oxford. He worked as a speechwriter for William Hague and Michael Howard. He speaks French and Spanish fluently, and is married with two young children.