Iain Dale is one of Britain’s leading political interviewers and writers. He has been a contributing editor for GQ magazine and writes for various national newspapers and magazines, including the Guardian, the Independent, the New Statesman, the Spectator and Attitude.
In summer of 2019, Iain brought his incisive take on current affairs to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival with his first show: Iain Dale: All Talk. The star-studded line-up included Scotland’s First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon and the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan.
Iain has also been at the heart of the Tory leadership race, having chaired ten of the 16 leadership hustings with Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt.
Iain is the founder of Total Politics magazine and was the brains behind Politico’s Bookstore. In 2009, he founded Britain’s leading political publisher, Biteback Publishing and since then has published more than 600 books including Power Trip, Call me Dave: The Unauthorised Biography of David Cameron and The Alastair Campbell Diaries. He left the company in June 2018 to concentrate on his broadcasting career.
Iain presents the Evening Show on LBC Radio (Monday – Thursday, 7–10pm). He was named Radio Presenter of the Year for 2013 & 2016 at the Arqiva Awards. He has also co-presented LBC’s seven hour long general election night programme in 2010, 2015, 2017 and 2019.
He is a panellist three days a week on CNN Talk on CNN International, with Max Foster, Liam Halligan and Ayesha Hazarika. He is a regular contributor to Newsnight, the Andrew Marr Show, the Daily/Sunday Politics and The Wright Stuff. In April 2018, he made a much acclaimed debut appearance on the BBC’s Question Time. He appears as a regular political pundit on various Sky and BBC news programmes.
Iain is also the creator and co-presenter of the For the Many podcast, which he records with former Home Secretary Jacqui Smith. In 2018, he launched a new podcast, Iain Dale’s Book Club, with guests including Sebastian Faulks, Jeffrey Archer and James O’Brien.
His new book, Why Can’t We All Just Get Along: How To Disagree Without Losing Friends, is set to be published in June 2020 by HarperCollins. Why Can’t We All Just Get Along is part-memoir, part-polemic about the state of discourse in Britain and the world today.
Why Can’t We All Just Get Along is part-memoir, part-polemic about the state of public discourse in Britain and the world today.
In an increasingly divided society, Iain examines why we’ve all become so disrespectful and intolerant. Using experiences from his career in politics and the media, he says it doesn’t have to be this way, and suggests how we can all emerge from tribalism and division and become more respectful to each other and those who govern us. It is a book that is optimistic about the fundamental decencies embedded in human nature and uses deeply personal anecdotes to explain why we can look forward in a positive way to a better life both in personal and material terms.
Coinciding with the 300th anniversary of the first Prime Minister, The Prime Ministers is a compendium of profiles of all 55 British prime ministers, with contributions from writers such as Sir Anthony Seldon, Jesse Norman MP, Damian Collins MP, Nicky Morgan MP, Rachel Reeves MP, political journalists Simon Heffer, Julia Langdon and Peter Riddell, and Lords Adonis, Wood and Norton.
The Prime Ministers will be published by Hodder & Stoughton in Autumn 2020.