Yes, I know, ‘give it a break, it’s Christmas Day’ … but I don’t do God, and so while I am happy enough to go along with the festivities, I’m not going to pretend my mind was full of Godly...Read More
Author: Alastair Campbell
‘I, me, my’ – far from acting in the national interest, our deluded and desperate PM is acting in gross betrayal of it
It has become fashionable to praise Theresa May for her ‘resilience,’ and also to express sympathy...Read More
I was out earlier this evening at a Carols concert at St John’s Church in Notting Hill, to raise...Read More
Charles Kennedy Memorial Lecture – on friendship, mental health, addiction (and what he would have made of the Brexit fiasco)
When I agreed to do this event, I was determined – and I think Lesley was keen – that I did not...Read More
Let’s start with a bit of self-awareness. I am fully conscious, as I recorded last week following...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
With friends like Dyson, Brexiteers don’t really need enemies.
Sky News Breaking on Twitter
“British engineering firm Dyson says it will move its corporate head office and tax base to Singapore from the UK and says the decision is "noth...
The pie-in-the-sky promises have evaporated and reality is biting. It’s time to give people the choice: now that we see the Brexit reality do we still want to leave the European Union, or would we rather remain? Morally, this decision belongs to the voters.
Nothing says 'protecting sovereignty' like asking a foreign Government to veto decisions being taken by our Parliament.
Daniel Kawczynski on Twitter
“Any attempts by Remainer MPs to delay or obstruct #Brexit must be opposed. Today I have formally asked Polish Government to veto any motions by...