Book Review: No, Prime Minister by Teresa Gorman

  • 30 Oct 2001

    What do the following have in common? Dennis Thatcher, Norman Tebbitt, Anne Widdecombe, David Steele, Lord McKay of Clashfern, Alistair Campbell, Frederich Hayek, Bernard Jenkins, Ian Sproat, Michael Forsythe, Michael Joplin, George Mambiot. I could go on. The unfort...

What Would a Portillo Shadow Cabinet Look Like?

  • 2 Jul 2001

Iain Dale peers into the future and imagines what a Portillo Shadow Cabinet might look like. Michael Portillo has a problem. It's the same one that beset William Hague. Just how do you pick a formidable Shadow Cabinet with only 165 other MPs to choose from with several o...

Politico's & the General Election

  • 13 Jun 2001

Iain Dale of Politico’s describes the fun and games at his store during a frantic election campaign.       Phwam! Hardly had John Prescott’s straight left landed than Simon & Schuster were on the ‘phone asking if we wanted the rest of the stock of the Prescott ...

New Labour, Old Habits

  • 2 Jun 2001

New Labour, old habits As the general election gathers pace, Iain Dale explains why readers are still political animals Political bookbuyers have rarely had it so good - assuming, that is, they can find places to buy political books. Readers outside London are lucky if t...

Guardian Diary: Election Night Prep

  • 1 Jun 2001

I’ve had a curious existence in the last few months. I have had to transform myself into ITN’s political editor John Serjeant. Not a pretty sight. But it has all been in the interests of making ITN’s election night coverage run as smoothly as possible.   Few people reali...

OLAS Article: Why Lots of Political Journalists Are Hammers Fans

  • 5 May 2001

Article for West Ham fanzine Over Land & Sea... 5 Live Political pundit Iain Dale says the BBC is riddled with Hammers fans and the media can’t get enough of us.     We West Ham fans are a bit like the Tories - we think everyone's against us. We even think the med...

Speech: Politics in the Age of Personality

  • 18 Feb 2001

• We live in an age of personality and of “the personality”. It is an age where fame is an objective not a resultant, where every facet of a personality is pored over for column inches and TV sound bites. In times past scientists could become world famous for their discoveries...

Manuscript: Memories of Maggie

  • 10 Oct 2000

  MEMORIES OF MAGGIE       EDITED BY   IAIN   DALE                   introduction   The idea for this book came on a holiday to the United States when I came across a marvellous book called ‘Recollections of ...

Introduction to Memories of Maggie

  • 1 Oct 2000

This is the introduction to my book MEMORIES OF MAGGIE, published by Politico's in October 2000...   introduction   The idea for this book came on a holiday to the United States when I came across a marvellous book called ‘Recollections of Reagan:APortrait of Ronal...

Article for Government Opportunities: Why Start a Small Business

  • 12 Nov 1999

Article for Government Opportunities by Iain Dale, Managing Director, Politico’s Bookstore.   Owning and running a small business - a comparatively new small business at that - is something best done by a masochist.  Why else would anyone put themselves through the tortu...