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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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Writer, communicator, consultant, strategist, Ambassador Time to Change and other mental health charities. Fighting for People's Vote. Two books out Sept 22
As we enter the next vile chapter in the Tory Party ego/psychodrama that has given Brexit and made us a laughing stock, as pygmies jockey to be PM, and as ministers neglect their day jobs, in the real world, THIS -
Coroner writes to health secretary over mental health care
Sasha Forster, 20, killed herself after medication was prescribed by private GPs
David Mellor calls for second referendum on Brexit as "the circumstances have changed" #Sunrise https://t.co/dAzYzNItSb
Happy ‘welcome to the podcast community’ day. Ep1 out today 2pm. Already making waves. @NewStatesman headline ‘@Ed_Miliband praises Corbyn vision’ @DailyMailUK ‘Miliband regrets using wife as political prop’. Much more on much more. Ed comes over really well. Stand by tune in
I vowed Wednesday to reply to all messages re #DepressionAndMe - sorry but am nowhere near. @BBCiPlayer means they just keep coming. I will keep going but might eventually hit point of no return. Lots of love out there - and lots of amateur psychiatry! Thanks for both