Having just watched Jeremy Corbyn on the Andrew Marr programme, I thought I would post my column...Read More
Author: Alastair Campbell
How music lifts the soul more than just about anything, and my pride at inspiring new song by my favourite band
I am 62 next week. But feel a lot younger. One of the reasons is that life can still throw up...Read More
Though some make a case for Winston Churchill and Elizabeth the First as the greatest ever Briton,...Read More
Here is the full text of an article I have done for The Guardian, on yesterday’s EU Summit...Read More
May has handed real power to Corbyn. He can use it to cement no deal, win the long extension we need, and secure a referendum
– a piece I have written for the Daily Telegraph this morning, many of whose readers will...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
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Ps if you want to hear the music that first I, then Tessa Jowell, now @AndyBurnhamGM fell in love with, get yourself a ticket for the @Skipinnish gig at the Usher Hall May 25. My 62th birthday. ‘Forever young - and still we run’