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Alastair Campbell

Alastair Campbell’s Diary: Parliament’s lessons from the Commons Gaza vote

An issue as serious as the Israel-Gaza war got lost in arcane parliamentary semantics

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Alastair Campbell's Diary: The prime minister is sunk

I'm starting to think the Tories are heading back, not a day too soon, into opposition

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Alastair Campbell’s Diary: Laura Trott’s car crash economics get a free ride

The reaction to her catastrophic interview would have been inescapable if Trott were a Labour minister

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Alastair Campbell's Diary: Derek Draper and the Dalai Lama

The point of life is to live it and Derek embodied this

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Alastair Campbell's Diary: Israel must talk to Hamas

Everything is impossible, as Nelson Mandela liked to put it, until you make it happen

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Alastair Campbell's Diary: There's room for hope in British politics

In every election since 2010, fear has beaten hope but change is on the horizon

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Alastair Campbell's Diary: Sunak is no different from his predecessors

Where is the “integrity and accountability” the prime minister promised?

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Alastair Campbell's Diary: Don't buy into Sunak's election distraction tactics

The sooner the prime minister calls an election, the better

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Alastair Campbell's Diary: Farewell Jacques Delors

Delors’ political vision was spot on for the time, just as it is now

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Alastair Campbell's heroes and villains of 2023

Our diarist gives his personal rundown of who has been good – and who has been bad – over the last 12 months

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Alastair Campbell's Diary: The remarkable Glenys Kinnock

The Kinnock family and the Labour party have lost a matriarch

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Alastair Campbell's Diary: Farewell Glenys Kinnock and Alistair Darling

Their passing has marked a sad week for the entire Labour family

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My friend Alistair Darling

He was a better politician than he ever knew

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Alastair Campbell's Diary: Imagine if Boris Johnson had backed Remain...

Instead he chose the path to No 10 and we are all paying the price

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Alastair Campbell's Diary: Cameron is not the answer to Sunak's problems

The prime minister clearly hoped Cameron’s heft would prevent him becoming a source of division

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Alastair Campbell's Diary: Brexit forever changed Irish politics

It is hard to overestimate the damage the combination of Brexit, Johnson and Truss has done

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Alastair Campbell's Diary: The findings of the Covid inquiry merit real punishment

The damage Boris Johnson and Dominic Cummings did to the country is off the scale

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Alastair Campbell’s Diary: The uplifting school which would take Farage to his breaking point

An academy where 85% of pupils have English as a second language found engaged, informed children with high aspirations and plenty of questions

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Alastair Campbell's Diary: What Yuval Noah Harari can teach us about Israel and Gaza

Harari believes prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu should accept responsibility, vow to see the crisis through, and then go

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Alastair Campbell's Diary: What Labour should do next

This week, Keir Starmer needed to show, in policy terms, how life in Britain would change if he became prime minister

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Alastair Campbell’s Diary: For Labour, it’s all to play for

Polling suggests that a victory for the party at the next general election could be anything from a coalition to a landslide

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Alastair Campbell's Diary: Rishi Sunak brought the Tories to a new low

Sunak's U-turn on the environment makes Boris Johnson and Liz Truss appear honest and capable

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Alastair Campbell's Diary: The most brutal speech I ever heard

We need more great oratory in Westminster, not less

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Alastair Campbell’s Diary: Westminster’s back-to-school omnishambles

London’s school-run traffic is reminiscent of a Tory government that takes a long time to get nowhere

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Alastair Campbell's Diary: Mental health is a vote-winner

A clear plan from Labour on how to repair the damage the Tories have done to our mental health services will reap enormous political dividends

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Alastair Campbell’s Diary: Vladimir Putin’s belligerence must not be underestimated

The world, including myself, missed tell-tale signs that Putin was the murder machine and enemy of liberal democracies he’s proved to be

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Alastair Campbell's Diary: Real journalism is in decline

The Michelle Mone PPE scandal is a test of trust in modern democracy and needs to be at the forefront of media attention

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Alastair Campbell's Diary: Brexiteers won't talk about the B-word

If Brexit was going well, we would never hear the end of it. Instead, there's an omertà on the subject

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Alastair Campbell’s Diary: We have not had a serious media in the UK for years

Instead, we have dumbed-down political and commercial interests masquerading as purveyors of news, lurching from one spasm to another

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Alastair Campbell’s Diary: Vote tactically to get rid of the Tories

Only Keir Starmer or Rishi Sunak can be PM after the next election. If you want to see the back of the Conservatives you need to vote Labour

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Alastair Campbell’s Diary: The Tories’ silence on the climate crisis says it all

Across Europe, only Turkey has a higher respiratory death rate than the UK, but the government doesn’t appear to care

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Alastair Campbell’s Diary: The NHS deserves better than this Tory government

As Labour left office in 2010, the NHS had the highest satisfaction ratings in its history. Today, ratings and morale could barely be lower

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