The Londoner: The only issue left: when will magazine come out?

Mace, a glossy new politics magazine that suspended publication after just one issue, is due to return after the resolution of its legal issues, the Londoner understands.

Founder and man-about-town William Cash, son of veteran Eurosceptic Tory MP Sir Bill Cash, tells us “we are very much looking forward to publishing our next issue when Whitehall and Parliament are sitting again once the pandemic is over”.

Mace was put on ice in February following a claim from lifestyle magazine Spear’s that Cash had breached the terms of a legal agreement in the way he set up Mace. Cash founded Spear’s but then sold a majority stake to publishing mogul Mike Danson, who also owns the New Statesman, in 2010 with a non-compete agreement. Cash denies any wrongdoing. Cash now tells the Londoner: “We have some great articles lined up like an exclusive interview with writer Douglas Murray and the Top 100 lobbyists and the Top 25 politico power couples.

“Mace can’t wait to get its next issue out, but it probably won’t be until September due to Covid-19. It’s the monthlies and weeklies with large staffs and overheads that will be suffering”. The proof, though, will be in the printing.

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