So, the New Labour Party is going into young women’s publishing,
according to last weekend’s Sunday Telegraph, with plans to launch a
Take A Break-style magazine to convince doubting women of its charms.
The company behind the project is Forward Publishing, run by William
Sieghart. The Sunday Telegraph correctly identified one of the ironies
of this, since Forward is 50 per cent owned by Megalomedia which, in
turn, is chaired by a man with close links to the Tory Party, Maurice
Saatchi. What a tribute it is to Sieghart’s diplomatic skills to be able
to serve two such opposing masters.
But wait. Can this Sieghart also be the same William Sieghart whose
company produces the LibDems’ manifesto? Indeed it is. Give that man a
job in the Foreign Office.