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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.
This is a very good piece. Yet I can’t help felling that when it comes to @BorisJohnson there are many many questions about many other scandals, also about Brexit and Covid, that are not being asked even when he is in front of the cameras
Following the brilliant journalism of @Gabriel_Pogrund, @PickardJE and others, I found myself writing down a list of questions.... https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-56709090
Tree(s) of the Day. Two trees, inseparable roots ... Hampshire. Winner DJ Collins (mainly because I went out for walk without phone .... a rare rare event indeed, and not intended!)
This article was published 2 days before the referendum.
Northern Ireland‘s greatest fear from a Brexit is the return to conflict | Kathryn Gaw
Ours is a hard-won peace, but it would be instantly jeopardised if Britain were to vote to leave the EU
Ex PM of Finland experiencing the same as so many others. The consequences of @BorisJohnson lies
Mother- and Father-in-law kind in sending a book for my birthday. But after all the post #Brexit customs crap I will gently suggest not to do it anymore. No point in going though the hassle when you can get stuff from inside the internal market. Stopped buying from the UK. 🤷♂️