Author: Alastair Campbell
Below is the behind-a-paywall piece I wrote for the New Zealand Herald on their government’s...Read More
PART 7, ANALYSIS Tory MP letters re cummings – rees-mogg and david davis late contenders for major BULLSHIT, CRAWLING AND BAD GRAMMAR prizes!
Just when I was thinking, thank God for that, the flood has slowed to a trickle, and I can have a...Read More
Just a dozen today, including a repeat offender. Well, I say repeat in that I mentioned Adam...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
Dear Mr François,
Johnson agreed this and you voted for it. That’s sovereignty. Bummer, huh?
And here it is, Michel Barnier’s long awaited reply to European Research Group, you may have heard of them, chairman Mark Francois
“How dare the BBC stop paying for free TV licences for over-75s!” says Tory government who stopped paying for free TV licences for over-75s.
Bloody hell @bbcPM programme ... you could have told me you were using my little package on my favourite tree. 1. I would have tweeted a pic and made it Tree of the Day. 2. I would have tuned in instead of listening to @OliverDowden saying how well the Govt has handled Covid 1/2