Labour MPs really don’t like Lord Ashcroft, do they?
Peter Kilfoyle MP has got a small group of Labour MPs to sign this EDM:
"That this House notes the impending launch of a
purportedly politically neutral magazine called Total Politics; notes
that it is fronted by Iain Dale, a failed Conservative parliamentary
candidate; further notes that it is being run from Lord Ashcroft’s
address in Cowley Street and that it is fronted by Lord Ashcroft; and
calls upon hon. and right hon. Members to reject the free copies which
will be sent to them in the near future."
In reality Lord Ashcroft is only funding a small part of the magazine. Iain Dale is the majority shareholder and is employing people from across the political spectrum to ensure editorial fairness.