The Week: Media news - Ashcroft invests in new mag

Lord Ashcroft, the Tory Party deputy chairman, is to invest in the new "politically neutral" magazine Total Politics.

The move has raised doubts over the neutrality of the title, which is scheduled to launch in May by the political blogger Iain Dale. His plan is to distribute the title, which will supply a lifestyle slant for the political establishment, to 23,000 elected politicians across all tiers of government.