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
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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@BBCSimonJack @EdConwaySky Try to understand this from a Japanese perspective. It’s a loss of face to withdraw from a commitment. Not done lightly. The exception is where one has been misled or lied to. So the ‘broken promise’ about a Hard Brexit permits decisions on economic grounds to dominate.
A No Deal Brexit means - the evidence says - drug shortages. Stockpiling will only work for a few weeks. And the measures Government has put in place to deal with shortages are unlawful and risk patients' health.
Leaving without a deal will put lives at risk - we're not prepared
Director and founder of Good Law Project
A helluva new Exocet from Sir John Major this evening at a speech in Glasgow. Says UKIP-ers are "hollowing out" the Conservative Party, and the ERG are "zealots" and not real Tories (1/2)
"I make no apology for saying that leaving the EU without a deal would be a catastrophe for British farming."
National Farmers' Union President Minette Batters says a no-deal Brexit is "the stuff of nightmares".