How cool that the latest big mental health research project is called GLAD. And how pleased I am...Read More
Author: Alastair Campbell
The more sensible Cabinet ministers are looking towards the inevitable public inquiry IF Brexit happens
Liam Fox burbling on about Philip Hammond on the BBC reminded me I had forgotten to post last...Read More
My column in this week’s New European, subscription to which is an essential part of the...Read More
Before I tell you about an important book I have recently read (my piece for this week’s New...Read More
Cameron may blame ‘lunatic’ Gove but he – and Eton – have a lot to answer for in the Brexit story of decline
So the Brextremists at the Daily Telegraph think that a Cabinet without any Old Etonians in it is...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?
Writer, communicator, consultant, strategist, Ambassador Time to Change and other mental health charities. Fighting against BREXIT. New novel out Feb 7
This is the full & final list of CLPs that have passed a contemporary motion for #Lab18 on Brexit - the overwhelming majority of which call for the party to back a #PeoplesVote
Thanks to you, we can change @UKLabour policy this week. Thanks to you, #Brexit is not inevitable ✊
no idea how many people are on this @peoplesvote_uk rally but....it’s a lot
We ❤️ jobs so please give us the #FinalSay
You can be heroes this week.
Let the people decide, one way or the other.
Just do it. 🌹
Can’t get over May claiming EU hasn’t explained why it doesn’t like Chequers. It’s literally just a lie: they’ve explained non-stop, in detail. Here’s Barnier taking it apart a week after the white paper was published:
EU chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier takes apart Theresa May’s Chequers white paper plan
Prospects for a Brexit deal have been dealt a severe blow after the European Union’s chief negotiator took apart Theresa May’s latest prop...