Let’s start with a bit of self-awareness. I am fully conscious, as I recorded last week following...Read More
Author: Alastair Campbell
When a leading Brextremist calls a child a ‘pathetic cretin’ it underlines what nasty pieces of work are driving this right-wing fantasy
If you have already been onto Joe.UK, you may have read this one already. JOE is a relatively new...Read More
The People’s Vote campaign is anything but a politicians’ thing, Mrs May. The people are finding out the politicians just in time
I was pleased to see Theresa May take a pop at the People’s Vote campaign in her Conference...Read More
Victor Meldrew and the perfect metaphor for the Brexit dog’s dinner that we should be able to reject
Well, that was a lively start to the morning, out with my daughter Grace (always feisty) to do...Read More
How cool that the latest big mental health research project is called GLAD. And how pleased I am...Read More
My Latest Book
Alastair Campbell Diaries Volume 7
From Crash to Defeat
Caught in the no man’s land between being a key figure in Downing Street and the relative anonymity of the world outside politics, Alastair Campbell finds himself being torn in several directions as this latest volume of diaries opens. Having succeeded Tony Blair as Prime Minister, Gordon Brown wants Campbell at his side. Campbell resists, flooding his reservoir of guilt as a general election looms and Brown’s indecision and fluctuating moods suggest the Labour administration is seriously threatened by the Tory ‘posh boy’, David Cameron.
Soon Campbell is earning not only praise but big money from motivational speaking and writing novels which darkly reflect the mood swings that continue to concern both him and his family. Serious journalism across platforms old and new puts him back in the public eye and together with live appearances and a love of sport – his enduring love affair with Burnley Football Club still smoulders – sees him board a celebrity merry-go-round that often leaves him far from his comfort zone.
With politics constantly tugging his sleeve, he eventually returns to the front line to marshal a party in disarray. The intensity of the months leading up to 6 May 2010 is as dramatic as any screenplay, with Campbell chronicling Brown’s struggle to win over a disillusioned nation and then his dignified departure from the main stage. For Campbell, another chapter closes. So what next?
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Writer, communicator, consultant, strategist, Ambassador Time to Change and other mental health charities. Fighting for People's Vote. Two books out Sept 22
Now is the time, Jezza. Those of us who’ve tried to look past the “can’t stop Brexit” and the “not-a-single-job-lost Brexit” and the lack of a defence of free movement and the benefits of the EU are looking to you to lead now. Don’t let us down.
About to kick off @BBCScotland radio phone in on the deal that isn’t really a deal at all
Labour MPs: so your constituency voted to leave? They didn't vote for the breakup of Britain and rule-taking without influence: stop running scared of the #NoDealBluff. It's a bluff. Destroy May's Brexit deal in the Commons...