Every British Prime Minister I can think of has written his or (in one case only) her memoirs. None have provoked quite the pre-publication antagonism generated in advance of Tony Blair’s autobiography, A Journey, which is...Read More
Author: Alastair Campbell
The coalition are doing things for which they have no mandate. Scrapping NHS Direct is the latest. They are getting away with it for now, but with proper argument and campaigning, this and other decisions will hurt them later in this Parliament.Read More
Cameron reportedly wants Ed Miliband as Labour leader. Black propaganda, or a genuine view born of thinking the situation through? I think the latterRead More
When it comes to reporting exam results, editors do not let the facts get in the way of stories to justify their own (private) choices. But the truth is State schools are improving and private schools, despite the massive advantages, are not.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
@campbellclaret @TweetTheArticle I still cant believe that we are not yet at the point of very visible protests in the streets over #ToryCorruption, abysmal #Covid19Crisis response and deaths of 20k+ Brits, #Cummings & Jennrick #NotMovingOn, #BrexitCrisis & crash of #NoDeal, #EconomicCrisis It is a GovOfChaos
Rage at A-level levelling down has not abated, despite sleep and exercise. Penning a few thoughts for @TweetTheArticle not just on the incompetence but what is says about this government’s rotten values. Will post shortly. Time soon for this rage to turn to real action. 1/2
Here’s the lockdown-flouting SpAD who smugly walked out of the rose garden of No 10 on 25/05/2020 after trying, but failing miserably, to pull the wool over our eyes.
Here’s #DominicCummings telling us he visited roadside woods👇🏼