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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.
The more you learn about it, the more obvious it is that bigging up Dyson (and don’t forget JCB) had everything to do with bogus Brexit fig leaves & nothing to do with viable ventilators.
Top medic criticises Government over attention given to Dyson ventilator
It has been revealed Prime Minister Boris Johnson personally texted businessman Sir James Dyson to reassure him he would 'fix' an issue over tax
Someone needs to ask the PM when he first learnt of the SuperLeague plans.... https://twitter.com/MiguelDelaney/status/1385322934651310086
Ed Woodward's secret meeting with No 10 four days before Super League launch.
Both United and No 10 insist Covid and return of fans was discussed, not Super League.
Labour demands minutes are released
It is *totally* out of order that the Government dumps 34 pages of correspondence between the Treasury and Greensill at 8 o'clock at night - when they know it will limit the coverage. Transparency, my arse. 🤬
"Boris Johnson met with ex-Vice Chairman of Manchester United, Ed Woodward in Downing Street days before European Super League launch."
"Labour demands minutes of meeting after PM denounced plan for breakaway competition."