Friday, September 19, 2008

New Edition of Total Politics Out Now


Read the free e-Zine edition of the October edition of Total Politics HERE, which has hit the newsstands today. Or, here are the text versions of some of the main features...

The art of political backstabbing
by Sadie Smith
Conference season preview by Adam Boulton
Why Conferences are the highlight of the year for some by David Seymour
The best and worst conference orators by Simon Hoggart
Interview with Brendan Barber
Interview with Gwenllian Lansdown (chief exec of Plaid Cymru)
Jonathan Sheppard's Guide to Conference Networking
Review of the play Tory Boyz by Alan Duncan MP
If I were PM by James Whale
Book Reviews: Boris v Ken & Norman Fowler's A POLITICAL SUICIDE


There's a full list of articles HERE.

You can take out an annual subscription (27% off cover price) to Total Politics HERE.

If you're attending the Labour or Tory Party conferences you can pick up a free copy of the magazine and the Blogging Guide from our stand.

22 comments:

Tom FD said...

Is that you wielding the knife on the cover?

Is it supposed to represent Milliband?

Bad Bunny said...

Loving the cover, it's a real eye catcher. I'll pick this up tomorrow.

You've just reminded me I wanted to see Tory Boyz, which I believe has finished now.

Anonymous said...

Iain, I think the cover is highly irresponsible. You are almost suggesting carrying a knife is justifiable!

Young people are being murdered on our streets by people carrying knives. It is a real problem. Yet here we have a magazine produced by, presumably, intelligent people, who are suggesting that politicians carry knives.

Young people may not read your magazine - but they may well see it in the newsagents etc. - they will think it quite the norm to carry knives.

You really must be more aware.

This is, frankly, a disgraceful cover.

Shame on you. Knife crime is not funny it is FATAL.

Iain Dale said...

Oh, get a grip. What utter PC rubbish.

Anonymous said...

Iain, completely OT, but would it be possible for you to put the date at the top of each item where you put the time? As it is it is sometimes quite difficult to work out which day's blog you are reading, especially if you miss a day.

Newmania said...

Sadie Smith ?Surely not the same Sadie Smith who, when I objected to her feeble leftish opining ,responded (without the hyphens )

"“….Newmania, if you don't like what I write ….f--- off. In fact, I'll save you the trouble of being so distressed by my words that( blah blah more of the same ) you - rudely - feel the need to tell me …( blah blah and on it goes). I HATE that. In fact, it's the one phrase or variation thereof that I cannot abide ..( and on ….)So, from now on, you're banned……I'll just reject your comment…..”

..I `ll scream and scream until I am sick .as Violet Elizabeth Bott put it. Good old Labour, they really do get this whole “Debate “ thing don’t they. That will be thrilling ...the rest looks good though.

Iain Dale said...

There is a date thingy at the beginning of the blog. I never miss a day!

I wouldnt know how to put it on eahc post, but I will ask.

Anonymous said...

Another nail in the LD coffin?

http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/jonathan_isaby/blog/2008/09/19/electoral_danger_for_liberal_democrats_of_a_shift_on_tuition_fees

Hoby said...

There's also a good cartoon strip.

Sadie Smith's a wonderful writer by the way, newmania ..

Anonymous said...

interesting report from Jonathan Sheppherd. But the spell check has gone American - “practice” is the noun, “practise” the verb.

sorry i sound like a boring pedant. its great that you put the mag on line - thanks for that.

Anonymous said...

Oh dear, I didn't mean "you" the writer of the blog, I meant "you" the reader of the blog! Badly put, sorry! It would be good if you could put in the date next to where the time goes.

Anonymous said...

My subscription copy still hasn't arrived.
I cry.

dick the prick said...

Awfully generous there Iain. Funny day today - we seem to have taken a shift to the left upon the supply curve as my old professor would say. No - one has a cle what just happened - it is absoltely mental. The economics have given rise to a feeling within the community that has to be focussed. They feel ripped off and upset. God bless America is all I can say.

Anywho, weekend. I don't know how well you know your golf but if we get to Sunday with them at 11 or less then it ain't over - we always screw up Friday & Saturday.

Anonymous said...

Cameron would love me, after the first free unsolicited issue was sent to me I filed the next one straight in the recycling. If this one turns up it'll go the same way.

Dick the Prick said...

Seriously Iain - Do you think the lad is ready? 2 years ain't gonna hurt. He, we, you, me needs him to fight. I'm fed up with accepting stuff and using stamina and grace when I should be punching people in their mouths. Blair was good on Daily Show; Lunz in 20 mins.

Iain Dale said...

I bet typing that gave you so much satisfaction. Feel free to tell us who you are and we won't bother sending you it again.

Jonathan Sheppard said...

Better fire that sub editor for the spelling of practice... Mind you anonymous, it could be much worse. I once provided my name to a printer who clearly thought they knew how to spell my surname better than I did..... and to my joy I received 10,000 calling cards for the 2005 Gen Election with my surname incorrectly spelled.

dick the prick said...

I just jacked in my government non job as I was unhappy. Careful investing, nowt fancy. Mistakes have been made; what d'ya reckon?

Sabina said...

Coincidence. A day or so ago I said there would be a "night of the long knives" for Gordon.

John said...

_Total_ politics? Not much in there about the u.s. election...

Iain Dale said...

John, there's Tim Shipman's column, but yes, you're right. However, there is loads in the next issue, including the cover story.

Anonymous said...

With that cover I hope your mag is being snapped up like hot cakes at Manchester.

OT but relevant to Manchester.

The three estates of the Labour Party:

1) Those who think they will survive the electoral meltdown and so rise to high things in the highly reduced PLP.

2) Those whose majority means that they are fairly likely to go with Brown still in charge, but who might stand a better chance of saving their seat with a new leader.

3) Those whose majority is such that their only chance at all is a new leader.

After all, you cannot be on the greasy pole at all without a seat...