Mea Culpa

  • 21 May 2009

Yesterday Associated Newspaper, publishers of the Mail on Sunday, issued an apology to Tom Watson MP and paid damages over an article written by me which they published on 12 April about the Damian McBride emails. You can read the full statement on Tom's blog HERE. I apolog...

Cabinet Office Reveals Dale McBride/Draper Emails

  • 19 May 2009

On 27 March I emailed Damian McBride informing him I was putting in a Freedom of Information & Data Protection request to find out the contents of emails he had been sending to Derek Draper relating to me, over the Carol Thatcher Today programme interview. I was told that ...

In the Name of God Go

  • 18 May 2009

I feel a profound sense of both anger and sadness having listened to the Speaker's statement. Sadness that he refused to address any of the Points of Order and anger that he made no mention of hos own plans. All he did was announce a plan to call a meeting of party leaders. It...

Eight Pointless Facts About Me

  • 17 May 2009

  Tory Rascal has tagged me in the EIGHT POINTLESS THINGS ABOUT ME meme. Only eight? It's what Sunday afternoons are for, innit.   1. My German oral for my final exams at university had to be postponed because the previous day a motorcyclist broke his leg when he hit my...

Why Do I Do It?

  • 17 May 2009

My partner thinks I am mad. "What on earth are you doing, going to North Wales to speak to 60 people who've never heard of you?" he asked on Thursday night. "Are they paying you?" It was an interesting question. I find it very difficult to explain to people outside politics wh...

Derek Draper Says Sorry

  • 15 May 2009

Andrew Pierce has written a piece for the Telegraph today about Derek Draper's apology for the racism jibe against me.   Mr Draper wrote: "While I do think it is right that we hold our opponents accountable our tone has sometimes been wrong. On the specifics of Iain Dale...

Interview with Labour List

  • 12 May 2009

I listened to your internet radio show the other day. Are you trying to become the British Rush Limbaugh? No, I’m not! I’m not trying to be a US style shock-jock but the fact is that on the internet you can be opinionated. You can do a three-minute monologue about what you ...

The MP & the Photo of a Dying Soldier

  • 11 May 2009

Tory MP James Gray seems to have developed a habit of embarrassing himself in matters military. Following on from Saturday night's revelation that he tried to recoup the cost of a Remembrance Sunday wreath, I have now learned of something which further illustrates just how cra...

Media Masters

  • 10 May 2009

Jeremy Nicholas is the match day announcer at West Ham and does a lot of radio & TV work. He's just published an excellent book called MEDIA MASTERS: INSIDER SECRETS FROM THE BIG NAMES OF BROADCAST, PRINT & SOCIAL MEDIA. For some inexplicable reason there's an intervie...

My Debut on Play Radio

  • 9 May 2009

Thanks to all of those who listened last night to my show on PlayRadioUK. To those who couldn't listen at the time and have emailed asking about a Podcast version, I am told it will be available tomorrow. I have to say I enjoyed myself tremendously. We had some great calls ...