I know times are hard for a lot of people, and Christmas makes them harder than ever on the financial front, so I hope you don’t mind me using this pre-Christmas blog to ask regular visitors to chip in for a good cause – no, not (this time) Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research, or any of the mental health charities I support, but LabourList, which does a good job in giving Labour politics and values a proper hearing online, helping to challenge the far better organised and resourced online presence of the Right.

Mark Ferguson from LabourList made an appeal for funds earlier this week, having found a generous donor who will matchfund anything raised through this appeal BEFORE MIDNIGHT TONIGHT. So he has asked me to send out a fresh appeal on LabourList, which is going out today, and which I repeat here.

LabourList is an important resource for the Labour movement, but it needs to survive and thrive. We can’t go back to the days when the right went unchallenged online. Your support will ensure that doesn’t happen. If you enjoy reading LabourList, please help to sustain it.

Donate by midnight tonight to see your donation doubled:


Best wishes, and Merry Christmas,  Alastair Campbell

Ps, apologies for the failure to put up recent comments. Technical issues, which technical people are sorting.

Pps, thanks for the interest in my first ebook, out next month, called The Happy Depressive, on which I tweeted when recording the audiobook earlier in the week. Some of you asked questions I couldn’t answer – like can you get from overseas, and does it have a cover, and all sorts of stuff beyond my eknowledge. I am mugging up. I am told it is the future!