Iain Dale’s Total Politics moves right into the heart of Westminster…

Not everyone is hampered by the demise of print journalism. Ian Dale’s Bite Back media has bought Parliamentary Brief, a sort of house magazine for Westminster with an impressive array of writers and political topics far beyond Westminster. As usual the acquisition was engineered by local lad Shane Greer:

Parliamentary Brief has been on our radar since we launched Total Politics in 2008. As a competitor, I respected the passion that clearly went into each issue. And when the opportunity to acquire Parliamentary Brief came up the decision to act was easy. The acquisition of Parliamentary Brief is the latest development in our on-going commitment to identifying and executing new opportunities to better serve our clients.”

The Biteback Group operates in the UK, US, Canada, Mexico, Argentina, Brazil and Dominican Republic. The company is part owned by Michael Ashcroft’s Political Holdings Ltd.

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  • claudius

    whats the model here Mick? Ashcroft is very rich; is he funding it

  • Mick Fealty

    I suspect so, but in what numbers, I’m not sure. Shane and Iain are both committed Tories but the editorial team seemed mixed last time I had dealings with them.

  • shanegreer

    Just to clarify, although I used to be a member of the Conservative Party, I haven’t been for some time.

    Our editorial team is strictly non-partisan, as reflected by Total Politics.

  • Mick Fealty

    Thanks for that correction Shane…