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Alastair Campbell Diaries
"If the face that Brexit Britain presents to the world today had been the face we had presented when going for the Games… no chance.
In less than a decade it feels like we have taken that Olympic spirit, the mood of London 2012, and created a Britain which represents the very opposite of all it represented, and felt like, at the time."
– Introduction, Alastair Campbell Diaries, Volume 8
It’s 2010 and Britain stands at a crossroads. After thirteen years in power, Labour find themselves out in the cold as David Cameron takes office – with a little help from the Liberal Democrats.
As the country begins its journey into austerity and, eventually, to Brexit, Alastair Campbell must grapple with his own future. The Blair–Brown years are over, with the stage set for a bitter leadership contest that will test loyalties and friendships to the limit. There are battles closer to home, too, with Campbell still torn between domestic and political life while his own and his family’s mental health come under increasing strain.
From the controversial Rose Garden speech, through the sunny optimism of the Olympics, to Cameron’s cavalier attitude to not one but two referendums, and culminating in the critical 2015 election, Volume 8 of Campbell’s acclaimed diaries is a must-read for anyone wondering how we got to where we are today – and how things might have been different.
Usually you could dismiss & laugh at such wild pieces but this is a very dangerous rewriting of history devoid of any facts. Yet another new low in the #brexit blame game.
Yay! Le paperback est arrivé! And very apt that it lands on the mat the same day as news about the possible benefits of psilocybin aka magic mushrooms in treatment of depression. Something I explore in Chapter 15.
Remember who Gove appointed as non-exec directors to the Cabinet Office? Sorry, my mistake, who were appointed through a rigorous, open recruitment process? His ex-girlfriend, the chair of the law-breaking Vote Leave campaign & its CTO
Four new Cabinet Office Non-Executive Board Members appointed
The Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster has appointed Lord Hogan-Howe, Baroness Finn, Henry de Zoete and Rt Hon ...
Meanwhile, before the General Election in 2019... A man sacked from his position in the @conservatives for telling the truth about @borisjohnson https://twitter.com/ShehabKhan/status/1142131526844506112
EXC: The Conservative Muslim chief has been expelled from the Tory Muslim group. Mohammed Amin tells me he has been expelled following an intervention by CCHQ because he criticised the 'moral integrity' of Boris Johnson: https://www.itv.com/news/2019-06-21/conservative-muslim-chair-says-he-was-expelled-from-group-for-questioning-boris-johnsons-moral-fitness/