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Author: Alastair Campbell
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For all the strong words today, Putin has exploited the West’s weakness, and the West has helped him to do so
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My Latest Book
Living Better (Paperback)
How I Learned To Survive Depression
"Superbly readable, supremely useful. 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.
Alastair Campbell says: ‘We all know someone with depression. There is barely a family untouched by it. We may be talking about it more than we did, back in the era of 'boys don't cry' - they did you know - and when a brave face or a stiff upper lip or a best foot forward was seen as the only way to go. But we still don't talk about it enough. There is still stigma, and shame, and taboo. There is still the feeling that admitting to being sad or anxious makes us weak. It took me years, decades even to get to this point, but I passionately believe that the reverse is true and that speaking honestly about our feelings and experiences (whether as a depressive or as the friend or relative of a depressive) is the first and best step on the road to recovery.’
Tony Blair s’inquiète de la “relégation” du 🇬🇧 post-Brexit et du “trou béant” des idées politiques (Labour inclus) dans l’excellent podcast de @campbellclaret @RoryStewartUK
Oui oui, Irak, mais TB reste le + grand dirigeant social-démocrate https://podcasts.apple.com/fr/podcast/tony-blair-on-the-uks-relegation-battle/id1611374685?i=1000568059189
Just looking at pic 4. The guy in the waistcoat with his phone closest to Lardarse mouth. Did that journalist ask him about the Carrie blowjob on the Foreign Office sofa? All so so cosy eh? Disgusting people
My pictures of the week: Two summits and many more Prime Ministers and Presidents.
Germany and Ireland denounce Boris Johnson’s bid to ditch Northern Ireland protocol https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2022/jul/03/germany-and-ireland-denounce-boris-johnsons-bid-to-ditch-northern-ireland-protocol?CMP=share_btn_tw
On Brexit we had clear indications Russia did try to intervene, including with clandestine funding, to influence the vote.We shared this info with Parliament’s ISC for their Russia report. Although I doubt it was enough to swing the vote, it has never been properly investigated.