I’m intrigued to see that the ambitious new website of the Westminster village Total Politics, has a certain local interest on its editorial board . Nurtured by leading Conservative blogger Iain Dale, Total Politics launches with an interview with Gordon Brown on the importance to the political process. of Parliament, the internet and social networking . This is in marked contrast to his predecessor Tony what’s ‘is name, who all but despised Parliament and was a technophobe of the first order ( though I hear he has since learned how to send emails). No surprise, if this Brown interview proves to be one of the more positive media exercises in this the Great Leader’s first anniversary week as Prime Minister.
Former BBC journalist and manager in Belfast, Manchester and London, Editor Spolight; Political Editor BBC NI; Current Affairs Commissioning editor BBC Radio 4; Editor Political and Parliamentary Programmes, BBC Westminster; former London Editor Belfast Telegraph. Hon Senior Research Fellow, The Constitution Unit, Univ Coll. London