Author: Alastair Campbell
Nobody would be happier than I if my time and energies were devoted to nothing but fighting the...Read More
As Johnson’s latest wheeze falls apart, my speech to French business on what is going on … spoiler alert JE NE SAIS PAS – ET LUI NON PLUS
I haven’t blogged for ages – twitter and telly so much easier!! – but as I am making a long speech...Read More
Had a fascinating time exploring mental health services in Australia. Now back in Europe, and...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?
Remarkably stupid move by the Conservatives - unless this was a dead cat designed to distract attention from the fact their leadership candidate can’t get through a thirty-second soundbite without sounding like a pathologically entitled cartoon-toff compulsive liar ~JL
Labour Press Team on Twitter
“The @Conservatives' laughable attempt to dupe those watching the #ITVDebate by renaming their twitter account shows you can't trust a word they...
Tonight, Boris Johnson pushed his lie that his deal would "get #Brexit done" - but the public saw through his Brexit BS.
His deal would keep us stuck in chaotic negotiations for years. You can't trust a word he says - why should we trust him with our futures?
So, let’s get this straight...in this election campaign, journalists have to engage with a Tory press office that thought it was ok to pretend to be a fact checking service to deceive members of the public on twitter during an election debate.