Author: Alastair Campbell
Why so fearful? European elections can be Labour’s friend not enemy, provided Brexit stance is clear and strong
(The Evening Standard is today running a short version of this article, (George Osborne...Read More
— Here is the piece I have done for The Guardian today, on why the week ahead is so...Read More
The ‘Put it to the People’ march might be the last chance to stop the Brexit Elite destroying Britain
Here is the piece I have written for the Independent to help launch the ‘Put it to the...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?
Agents Lansmann, Murphy and Milne the toast of Downing Street tonight
Labour has finally managed to think up something as mad as the Tories kicking out 21 of their most senior MPs: abolish their rebellious deputy leader, on the eve of a pre-election party conference. Brexit is smashing Britain’s two parties of Government to pieces.
Tories at war, government imploding, no sign of an end to Brexit crisis, @BorisJohnson being found out ... so the posh boy revolutionaries come up with yet another idea to make sure @UKLabour has no chance of making itself electable ... let’s abolish @tom_watson
Tony Blair: Labour's ambiguous policy on Brexit is like turning up to a horse race where the Tories and Lib Dems are racing on thoroughbred horses, but Jeremy Corbyn turns up on a camel.
And in that race, I promise you, the camel doesn’t come first.
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