Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Total Politics tells us more

If you want to go and look at who is who at the new free periodical launching for elected representative then you might want to look at their temporary and very much alpha website totalpolitics.com

The new kid on the block deserves a chance. There are of course those that think sending out a periodical free to elected representatives is tantamount to spam and that it is a terrible moral wrong.

Of course, those that suggest such things know so much about being an elected representative that they are blissfully unaware of the amount that falls through the letterbox already by virtue of simply having a cross put by your name on one day each four years. Having said this, there is a difference between activism masquerading as politics, and actual real politics of course.

The Advisory Board consists of Lord Ashdown, Professor Brian Brivati, Shami Chakrabarti, David Davis, Guto Harri, Chris Huhne, Andrew MacKinlay, Angus MacNeil, Denis MacShane, Sir Simon Milton and Lord Trimble. An impressive mix from across the political spectrum there then. No doubt such a varied Advisory Board will be enough for the loons to leap up and down and call the whole project a giant right-wing conspiracy still though.

11 comments:

NewPolitix said...
15 Apr 2008 23:36:00  

I was more excited when i didnt know who was involved. will try it but not holding out much hope anymore.

lettersfromatory said...
16 Apr 2008 09:40:00  

Next they'll be an EDM complaining that the advisory board is too balanced and not Conservative enough.

Anonymous said...
16 Apr 2008 13:50:00  

And the major investor in the enterprise is?

And the business address of the operation is?

What's the betting that the mag's preferred air transportation partner is Flying Lion?

dizzy said...
16 Apr 2008 14:00:00  

None of those things actually negate anything other than to imply some sort of ...well.. actually I don't know what the implication is precisely besdies piss poor fallacious reasoning. Try harder.

Anonymous said...
16 Apr 2008 16:42:00  

How about you answer the first two questions?

dizzy said...
16 Apr 2008 19:10:00  

What's the point? It's a matter of public record that Lord Ashcroft has made a commercial investment in the project. It holds fuck all relevance much like Lord Sainsbury's direct debits to think tanks hold fuck all relevance to their actual output. Suggesting it does is just a weak circumstantial ad hominen. I did like the way you implied that I was somehow withholding an answer, equally fucking thick.

Anonymous said...
17 Apr 2008 09:21:00  

Isn't this another dodgy enterprise of Ian Dale Inc?

Iain Dale said...
17 Apr 2008 22:28:00  

Would you care to clarify that? Anonymous tossrag.

Darren G Lilleker said...
18 Apr 2008 17:21:00  

The wonderful irony here is that there is an assumption that you cannot be objective, or perhaps more that you have to be biased, if your political leaning is obvious. But in truth we all have favourite politicians, we all vote for or lean towards a party, but if we do not declare loyalty we are allowed to have assumed objectivity. This reality is false, there is no such thing as objectivity, but that does not mean that every bit of communication is designed to surrepticiously inculcate the unsuspecting into supporting an ideological position. These attacks seem personal rather than rational or thought out. I know the editors of several academic journals, I also know their politics, but you will not find their views expressed in a way that is designed to persuade readers to share those leanings. Support Iain, Dizzy, Shane Greer and all those others (among which I include myself) who will contribute.
By the way I am not a staunch Conservative, Labour or LibDem voter, but I have biases as to who should be PM and my own MP. I will try not to express them if and when I contribute.

Anonymous said...
19 Apr 2008 11:32:00  

"Would you care to clarify that? Anonymous tossrag."

Most certainly Mr Dale. Is this enterprise another "here today, gone tomorrow" effort like 18DS?

Iain Dale said...
20 Apr 2008 20:11:00  

I presented programmes on 18DS. I was not running it. But thank you for your kind concern. Much appreciated.


 

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