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Alastair Campbell Diaries
"If the face that Brexit Britain presents to the world today had been the face we had presented when going for the Games… no chance.
In less than a decade it feels like we have taken that Olympic spirit, the mood of London 2012, and created a Britain which represents the very opposite of all it represented, and felt like, at the time."
– Introduction, Alastair Campbell Diaries, Volume 8
It’s 2010 and Britain stands at a crossroads. After thirteen years in power, Labour find themselves out in the cold as David Cameron takes office – with a little help from the Liberal Democrats.
As the country begins its journey into austerity and, eventually, to Brexit, Alastair Campbell must grapple with his own future. The Blair–Brown years are over, with the stage set for a bitter leadership contest that will test loyalties and friendships to the limit. There are battles closer to home, too, with Campbell still torn between domestic and political life while his own and his family’s mental health come under increasing strain.
From the controversial Rose Garden speech, through the sunny optimism of the Olympics, to Cameron’s cavalier attitude to not one but two referendums, and culminating in the critical 2015 election, Volume 8 of Campbell’s acclaimed diaries is a must-read for anyone wondering how we got to where we are today – and how things might have been different.
An unhelpful, unilateral, #brexit move buried on a busy news day. Very disappointing, so much for the great reset.
EU negotiating with partner it cannot trust - Coveney
The Minister for Foreign Affairs has said the EU is negotiating with a partner it simply cannot trust following ...
We didn’t always have abysmal leaders. It’s just a phase we’re going through. https://twitter.com/EmporersNewC/status/1367478313074188291
World-beating death rate; worst recession in G7; unlawful conduct in the Health Dept; proven (& costly) bully in the Home Office; A-Level & GCSE debacles; opening primary schools for a day; catastrophe at Christmas; Irish Sea border; fishermen screwed & Brexit reality biting... https://twitter.com/YouGov/status/1367527504643293189
Our latest Westminster voting intention has the Conservatives taking a 13 point lead:
Con: 45% (+4 from 25-26 Feb)
Lab: 32% (-4)
Green: 7% (n/c)
Lib Dem: 6% (+1)
SNP: 5% (n/c)
Reform UK: 3% (n/c)
Hull, the fourth most deprived place in the country, being told to get in line for support behind Richmondshire is scandalous. Pork-barrel poltical gerrymandering of the worst kind and not at the expense of 'socialist politicians' but at the expense of good people's prospects. https://twitter.com/RobParsonsYP/status/1367494176439468040
Details of a new £220m 'levelling up' Community Renewal Fund were revealed in the Budget this week
Rishi Sunak's Richmondshire patch was among the 100 places allowed to bid, but Hull - the 4th most deprived place in the country - wasn't
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