Thursday, June 19, 2008

Talking Total Politics

The new monthly political magazine Total Politics is launching next week and I am pleased to say that I will be contributing to it in a freelance capacity.

I will be writing a regular column for the mag called "Where are they now?" which will focus on people who enjoyed a brief fifteen minutes of political fame before disappearing into the obscurity from whence they came.

Typical examples will include Lib Dem by-election victors who lost their seats at the subsequent GE, long forgotten loony-left council leaders from the 1980s, and Tory MPs whose Westminster careers were flushed into oblivion by the Blair landslide in 1997.

I'm very pleased to have been given this opportunity by the carefully politically-balanced Total Politics team headed by publisher Iain Dale (Con) and editor Sarah Mackinlay (Lab), and wish them well with the launch.

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MorrisOx said...

Presumably, you've already drafted one on Gordon Brown? ;)

Anonymous said...

See you at the launch?

Anonymous said...

I'd be interested in a "Where are they now?" on "Red" Ted Knight, formerly of Lambeth council.

Also, what happened about all those councillor who were surcharged during the 80s after their left-wing councils exceeded government guidelines on spending? Did they actually pay the surcharges? Did any of them go bankrupt?

BTW what is Michael Foot doing these days?

Anonymous said...

Professor Richard Wyn Jones, Director of the Institute of Welsh Politics at the Department of International Politics, Aberystwyth University. has written a letter to David Cameron

The Daily Pundit said...

Off topic but I've just got your reference to 'you read it here first' regarding David Davis standing down. I'd forgotten all about it. What am I like!