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How Not to be an Electic Car W****r

  • 8 May 2022

If you’d told me a few years ago that I would now be driving an electric car, I’d have laughed in your face. You see, I could rival Jeremy Clarkson in the petrol-head stakes. I love driving, I love cars and most of all I love Audis. I have had 15 of them. Then, last November, ...

Announcing This Year's IAIN DALE ALL TALK at the Edinburgh Fringe

  • 3 May 2022

UPDATE: The Scotsman writes up my show HERE. I'm delighted to announced this year's lineup for my Iain Dale All Talk show at the Edinburgh Fringe. And the big news is, Jacqui Smith and I will be hosting 5 For the Many Live! shows too!  Headline guests include Sir Keir St...

The Consequences of Not Pulling Up a Politician: Why I Failed To Correct Nadine Dorries

  • 30 Apr 2022

  Now they say 'never complain, never explain'. I'm going to ignore those wise words today, despite many people advising me not to. Apparently, with one interview, I've become the worst interviewer in the world. Well, according to Twitter. Read on... When you’re a...

Pictures From FOR THE MANY LIVE! At The Hippodrome - Second Half

  • 23 Apr 2022

For pictures from the first half of For the Many Live! at the Hippodrome on 18 April 2022, click HERE. Photos by Paul Gilbey.     ...

Pictures From FOR THE MANY LIVE! At The Hippodrome - First Half

  • 23 Apr 2022

On April 18 2022 Jacqui Smith and I performed in front of 320 people at the London Hippodrome on the Magic Mike Stage. Wes Streeting was our special guest. Here is the half evening in pictures.... You can see pictires of the second half HERE. Photography by Paul Gilbey &amp...

Can Boris Johnson Survive Breaking the Law?

  • 12 Apr 2022

  Over the last few months I have been very critical of the Prime Minister and his government, not least over their handling of the Ukrainian refugees, the approach to helping the worst off with the cost of living crisis and then gay conversion therapy. No one ever remem...

'Iain Dale All Talk' Episode List

  • 10 Apr 2022

In August 2019 I launched a new podcast called IAIN DALE ALL TALK. During my Edinburgh Fringe show I was inundated with people asking if they could listen to the interviews if they weren't able to attend the shows themselves, so we decided to release them all on a podcast. And...

If You're Going to Italy (or the Rest of the EU): A Warning

  • 9 Apr 2022

From a listener to my LBC show... I’m a big fan, I listen to your show every day. This is about a Passport disappointment (I can’t say passport hell because there’s so much going on in this world). BUT, I think people need to be warned about this because lots of family’s ...

Should You Buy an Electric Car? Here's My Experience...

  • 2 Apr 2022

As many of you know, in November I acquired an electric car, an Audi eTron GT. I didn’t do it to virtue signal as some idiots have suggested on social media. It was a totally rational decision. Anyone who buys a petrol or diesel car nowadays is buying a rapidly diminishing ass...

My Next Book: The Dictators - I Need Your Help

  • 26 Mar 2022

Today I sent the manuscript for ON THIS DAY IN POLITICS to my publisher Allen & Unwin. So it's time to start planning for the next book. As you may know, I've published THE PRIME MINISTERS and THE PRESIDENTS in the last two years. KINGS & QUEENS will be published in Se...

UK Judges Uphold Gay Marriage Ban in the West Indies

  • 16 Mar 2022

It’s very rare that my ghast is completely flabbered, but it happened this week. I remember bac in 2013 doing a TV debate with Tory MP Nadine Dorries on the subject of equal marriage, or gay marriage as many people know it by. She was explaining why she was against it, not in ...

Funding Treatment for Incurable Brain Cancer

  • 15 Mar 2022

This article was written by my sister Tracey... Nancy Carter-Bradley has been living with incurable brain cancer since 2005. She is only 46 years old. Her tumour has recently started growing again and the prognosis is frankly rather grim so every day, every hour, every minu...

My New Book: "On This Day in Politics - Britain's Political History in 365 Days - Out in October

  • 3 Mar 2022

365 Pages * 365 Events * 365 Words on each Allen & Unwin UK have acquired UK and Commonwealth rights, excluding Canada, to Iain Dale’s On This Day in Politics from Martin Redfern at Northbank Talent Management and will publish in hardback in October 2022. On This...

Some Thoughts on the Ukraine Situation

  • 26 Feb 2022

The Ukrainian army and the Ukrainian people are offering fierce resistance to the Russian invasion. The Russians have not taken Kyiv and are suffering casualties as they try to make advances but does this mean that they may resort to ever more desperate measures to meet the go...

Why I Accuse the 'Stop the War Coalition' of Containing 'Fifth Columnists'

  • 20 Feb 2022

This week I have lost my patience with those who lose no time in speaking ill of their own country, while always giving Putin and Russia the benefit of the doubt. I can at least have respect for pacifists who object to war out of principle, but what I deplore is anyone who say...

Announcing 'For the Many Live' at the London Hippodrome on Easter Monday

  • 27 Jan 2022

UPDATE: Saturday 28 January - All tickets are now sold out! As most of you know, Jacqui Smith and I do a weekly podcast called FOR THE MANY. It's generally a 90 minute canter around the week's big news events, media stories and what we've both been up to, with added doses o...

Can Nus Ghani & Mark Spencer BOTH Be Right (Or Wrong)?

  • 23 Jan 2022

When two people involved in the same conversation have a completely diffferent recollection of it, how are the rest of us supposed to judge who is right? Well, judging from the responses on social media to the Nus Ghani allegations against the government chief whip Mark Spence...

Telegraph Column: Carrie Johnson Doesn't Deserve This Criticism

  • 18 Jan 2022

This article first appeared HERE in the Daily Telegraph. From the first minute of her relationship with Boris Johnson being made public, the Prime Minister’s wife Carrie has faced a disproportionate – and, I would argue, unfair – level of criticism. She is often portrayed b...

Telegraph Column: The Runners & Riders In a Future Tory Leadership Contest

  • 17 Jan 2022

This article first appeared HERE in the Sunday Telegraph. I was asked to profile all the likely runners and riders in a Tory leadership contest. Obviously there is not as yet any vacancy, but if there were a contest in the next month or two, these are the likely participant...

The Barry Gardiner Interview: How it Came About & The Reaction

  • 16 Jan 2022

  When a politician is in the midst of a political scandal they face two choices. They go to ground and hope it will all go away (The Ostrich strategy) or they come out fighting and front it up (The Masochism strategy). Over the years I have enjoyed interviewing Labo...