Many thanks for the kind messages about the podcast I launched a few weeks ago with my daughter...Read More
Author: Alastair Campbell
DEMOCRATIC OBSCENITY – 0.25PERCENT OF THE UK, 81PERCENT OF WHOM DID NOT VOTE TORY, DECIDE OUR NEXT PM
I shall be returning to the theme in my next column for The New European, because I am determined...Read More
Well, I didn’t see that coming, neither the expulsion, nor the reaction there has been. It was...Read More
Entering the podcast revolution with my daughter Grace – first up Ed ‘why wasn’t he like this when running for PM?’ Miliband
GGOOB – ‘get good out of bad’ one of my little life rules (go to the books...Read More
My Latest Book
Alastair Campbell Diaries Volume 7
From Crash to Defeat
Caught in the no man’s land between being a key figure in Downing Street and the relative anonymity of the world outside politics, Alastair Campbell finds himself being torn in several directions as this latest volume of diaries opens. Having succeeded Tony Blair as Prime Minister, Gordon Brown wants Campbell at his side. Campbell resists, flooding his reservoir of guilt as a general election looms and Brown’s indecision and fluctuating moods suggest the Labour administration is seriously threatened by the Tory ‘posh boy’, David Cameron.
Soon Campbell is earning not only praise but big money from motivational speaking and writing novels which darkly reflect the mood swings that continue to concern both him and his family. Serious journalism across platforms old and new puts him back in the public eye and together with live appearances and a love of sport – his enduring love affair with Burnley Football Club still smoulders – sees him board a celebrity merry-go-round that often leaves him far from his comfort zone.
With politics constantly tugging his sleeve, he eventually returns to the front line to marshal a party in disarray. The intensity of the months leading up to 6 May 2010 is as dramatic as any screenplay, with Campbell chronicling Brown’s struggle to win over a disillusioned nation and then his dignified departure from the main stage. For Campbell, another chapter closes. So what next?
Len thinks the "working class decided to give the establishment a good kicking" by booting out Dennis Skinner to help provide a majority for an Etonian PM. Political analysis worthy of Baldric.
Len McCluskey on Twitter
“There’s no magic wand but part of the solution must be respect for the democratic voice of those we seek to represent: my piece in @La...
WHAT THERE’S NO MONEY FOR
4m kids in poverty
WHAT THERE IS MONEY FOR
£130bn already lost to Brexit
£8bn on No Deal preparations
£11m on Brexit 50p false alarm
£120m on Brexit festival
£46m on Get Ready for Brexit campaign for a Brexit that didn’t happen.
Boris Johnson's £46 million 'Get ready for Brexit' campaign didn't actually help people get ready for Brexit
The official spending watchdog found that the public were no better prepared for Brexit than when the campaign started.
.@IanMurrayMP perfecting the "passenger on a night bus praying his stop is the next one" expression.
Sienna Rodgers on Twitter
“Yep, she did it again. @DawnButlerBrent https://t.co/XjOL5RNzxH”