The coalition may have a tricky week ahead of them, but they continue to have media opinion (not to be confused with public opinion) blowing a favourable wind up their bums and into their sails. Or, to put it more favourably for...Read More
Author: Alastair Campbell
What with fundraisers, festivals, speeches, interviews, inquiries, breakfasts, lunches and dinners, not to mention life on websites, twitter, Facebook and the like, I spend a lot of my time answering questions. Which means it is...Read More
I cannot claim to have followed every twist and turn of the Liverpool FC saga, but it says something about what top flight football has become that fans now find themselves doorstepping banks, courts and law firms, rather than...Read More
Time to take a step back and have a look at the government’s overall strategy. Boldness is an important factor in strategy and in leadership. David Cameron and Nick Clegg both showed themselves capable of it in forming the...Read More
(A technical wizard has somehow found the blog that flew into the ether as I was heading to make a speech and present manufacturing industry awards in Ironbridge … here it is) TB’s book got a fresh wave of publicity...Read More
My Latest Book
How I Learned To Survive Depression
"Superbly readable, supremely useful. Unflinching, clear-eyed, honest, raw and revealing, it may be the most important achievement of Alastair Campbell’s vivid and varied life. This book could save lives." – STEPHEN FRY
LIVING BETTER is Alastair Campbell’s honest, moving and life affirming account of his lifelong struggle with depression. It is an autobiographical, psychological and psychiatric study, which explores his own childhood, family and other relationships, and examines the impact of his professional and political life on himself and those around him. But it also lays bare his relentless quest to understand depression not just through his own life but through different treatments. Every bit as direct and driven, clever and candid as he is, this is a book filled with pain, but also hope - he examines how his successes have been in part because of rather than despite his mental health problems - and love. His partner of forty years, Fiona Millar, writes a moving afterword on how she too has learned to live with his depression.
Depression is the predominant mental health problem worldwide - it is estimated that 1 in 6 people in the past week experienced a common mental health problem and major depression is thought to be the second leading cause of disability worldwide. LIVING BETTER is a call to arms and an extraordinary memoir in one compelling and inspiring narrative. This is a book that really could save lives.
"One can only hope that LIVING BETTER provokes a far wider and more honest understanding of the condition" – JON SNOW
Even worse than we thought.
Failure of government response to #COVID19 means 🇬🇧 has worst mortality rate, not just in Europe but in whole world!
This Government was too slow into lockdown, too slow on testing and too slow getting PPE to frontline workers.
Read @Keir_Starmer's piece on why the Government needs to learn lessons and drive down infections ahead of winter.
The government must up its game to prepare for a second wave of Covid-19 | Keir Starmer
Labour has been a constructive opposition in this crisis. But we fear No 10 is not acting fast enough to save lives and jobs, says Labour leader Keir ...
Super de faire ta connaissance @jbalaize et de voir la passion qui te menes aux medailles, et de voir l’amitie entre toi et mon fils. Le Rising Phoenix film est superbe. Mes excuses - pas d’accents!!!! A bientot.
@campbellclaret thank you so much for this wonderful meeting. @Camclaret1Calum