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Alastair Campbell

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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Alastair Campbell’s Diary: To undo the damage, we need to understand WHY people voted for Brexit

The key to winning Leave voters over to our side is not to tell them they were wrong, but that the liars in charge let them down. And the dial is shifting

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Alastair Campbell: Question Time and an audience full of Leavers

The Brexit-voting audience was friendly and open to argument – but why was there no one from the government on the panel?

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Alastair Campbell’s Diary: Why John Major is right about Boris Johnson

Going forward, the less we hear from and of Johnson, the better for all of us

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Alastair Campbell’s Diary: To go or not to go to Clacton, that is the question

BBC Question Time is marking seven years of Brexit with an audience made up entirely of 2016 Leave voters. Wish me luck...

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Boris Johnson lied so often, so effortlessly

Boris Johnson was a winner but he won on falsehoods, and the truth caught up with him at last. Nothing is left but cold, hard anger

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Alastair Campbell’s Diary: Keir Starmer’s Brexit strategy is baffling

Labour has put economic growth at the heart of their electoral campaign, but they will not succeed until they resolve the damage Brexit continues to inflict

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Alastair Campbell’s Diary: Hands up if you think Brexit has failed

Seven years on, populist politicians are running out of targets for their Brexit blame game

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Alastair Campbell’s Diary: Keir Starmer needs to focus on policy

Starmer must not get distracted by the assumption that Labour are home and dry

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Alastair Campbell: How you can fix politics

In this extract from his new book, our editor-at-large reflects on why The People’s Vote failed... and what makes a successful campaign

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Alastair Campbell’s Diary: Brexiteers are the real snowflakes

They don't like to be called out for their Brexit lies - which is why it needs to happen more often

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