It Shouldn't Happen to a Radio Presenter 58: Pleasing Gillian Reynolds

  • 10 Feb 2019

There is no one who works in radio who doesn't know who Gillian Reynolds is. She is what is known in the trade as a "doyen". She writes about radio every week in the Sunday Times Culture Magazine, having joined the paper eighteen months ago having spent several decades doing t...

EDP/EADT Column: If You Care About Politics, Get Involved

  • 9 Feb 2019

Fifteen years ago, I was selected as Conservative candidate for North Norfolk by 200 local Tory party members. It was one of the proudest moments of my life. I’d won against two strong contenders (one of whom, Harriet Baldwin, is now a Foreign Office minister) with two thirds ...

Iain & Richard Tice with the WTO Mash Up

  • 5 Feb 2019

Last night on my LBC Show I interviewed Richard Tice, the chairman of Leave Means Leave. He said at one point: "Let's go WTO...". I responded, "I feel a song coming on". And now one of my listeners has taken me up on it and created "WTO (Lets Go)*MASHUP*". I think it's got an ...

From the Archives: In Conversation with Harriet Harman

  • 4 Feb 2019

How are you enjoying the new job? It’s really great to be being shadow international development.  I’ve got a big diaspora community in my constituency so I’m one of the few MPs where my constituents are happy for me to go to Africa as often as I like because that’s their c...

From the Archives: In Conversation with Tony Benn

  • 4 Feb 2019

This interview took place at the end of 2008 and appeared in Total Politics magazine. ID: When you stood down from Parliament did you think you would enjoy your post-parliamentary life? TB: Before she died, my wife Caroline said, when you do stand down (and we had agreed...

From the Archives: In Conversation with David Cameron

  • 4 Feb 2019

This interview was conducted in mid 2009 and appeared in Total Politics magazine. ID: It’s June 5 2010, you’ve just done your ‘Where there is Discord, may be bring harmony’ bit, you’ve opened the bottle of Newky Brown which Gordon Brown has left you as a welcome present. Wh...

From the Archives: In Conversation with David Owen

  • 3 Feb 2019

This interview was conducted in early 2010 and appeared in Total Politics magazine. ID: What is your role in politics nowadays? DO: I am a voice. I very rarely vote in the House of Lords and I focus entirely on international affairs. It would be unwise to pretend you hav...

From the Archives: In Conversation with David Starkey

  • 3 Feb 2019

This interview was conducted in early May 2009 and appeared in Total Politics magazine. ID: How did you first get into history? DS: Almost accidentally.  It was by no means a subject  I was most interested in.  Most people thought I was going to be a scientist.  My best ...

From the Archives: In Conversation with John Bercow

  • 3 Feb 2019

This interview was conducted in December 2009 and appeared in Total Politics magazine.   ID So what’s a nice boy from the University of Essex doing in a place like this? JB: I enjoy it, I enjoy the role, I enjoy Speaker’s House. It would be dishonest and misleading to...

From the Archives: In Conversation with Boris Johnson

  • 3 Feb 2019

This interview was conducted in the summer of 2008 and appeared in Total Politics magazine. How has the mayor’s job differed from what you may have expected on your first day? It’s infinitely better and more difficult. Difficult in what way? Just the complexity of ...