There's a new kid on the block. It's a glossy magazine called Total Politics, aimed in part at political junkies. It's first issue is a really good read (declaration of interest: there's a piece by me debating with Polly Toynbee the merits of the smoking ban one year on). They start off with quite a coup: an exclusive interview with the Prime Minister. There's another with Lynton Crosby about the successful campaign which saw Boris Johnson elected as Mayor of London. There are lighter articles on the cars politicians drive, and on how Tory men should dress to impress!
Its launch party at Millbank Tower on Monday was a very impressive affair, with a level of interest by media bigwigs which bodes well for the new magazine's visibility and effectiveness. It's a welcome addition to the political scene, and we wish it well.