Here is the full text of an article I have done for The Guardian, on yesterday’s EU Summit and what it means going forward. Yesterday was a day of humiliation for the UK, but also a day of hope. It was humiliating to see...Read More
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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?
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Poor little birthday boy @DavidLuiz_4 - see you next season and we’ll do it all over again. Ps the best chance of the second half fell to us! At least Gus Poyet (a grown up) acknowledged @BurnleyOfficial played well
What a night! Seem to have been picked out by telly and some interest in message on t shirt below @BurnleyOfficial top. Now listening to endless @ChelseaFC whingeing. They’re just not good enough and Ashley Barnes is King of the Wind. Up!!!
Fair play @BurnleyOfficial fans. Love on telly, 8pm bank holiday kick off, no trains to or from Euston, district line down, good turnout