Biteback's Dale questioned by police

Biteback's Dale questioned by police

Biteback publisher Iain Dale was questioned by police yesterday (24th September) following a scuffle on Brighton seafront during the Labour party conference, which was filmed by the BBC.

Dale grappled with protestor Stuart Holmes, who was attempting to get his anti-nuclear placard in shot behind former Labour spin doctor Damian McBride during a live interview. Dale, who published McBride's book Power Trip: A Decade of Policy, Plots and Spin this week, ended up on the floor with Holmes, who was also questioned by police.

On his blog, Dale said: "In some ways I have committed the cardinal sin of becoming the story myself, rather than my author, and I regret that," but added: "But do I regret that I stepped in to protect my author? No I do not....Everyone has an inalienable right to protest, but no one has a right to make a continual nuisance of themselves and interrupt interviews like that."

Dale is due to be attend Brighton police station again tomorrow (Thursday 26th September).