Alastair Campbell

Sunday shows round-up: Dominic Raab – ‘We need to hold our nerve’

21 October 2018 16:56

Dominic Raab – ‘We need to hold our nerve’ Andrew Marr was joined by the Brexit Secretary as the deadline…

Watch: Alastair Campbell grilled over Brexit march hypocrisy

19 October 2018 9:31

This weekend thousands of anti-Brexit protesters are expected to take to the streets in the name of the People’s Vote…

Alastair Campbell struggles to be reasonable

7 August 2018 13:48

Former Labour spin doctor Alastair Campbell took to social media last week to lament the loss of reasonable discourse in…

Sunday shows round-up: Michael Gove – ‘Significant question marks’ over PM’s customs partnership

13 May 2018 17:46

The Environment Secretary Michael Gove has defended Boris Johnson’s criticism of the Prime Minister’s proposed ‘customs partnership’ ideal in a…

Alastair Campbell is confronted by his namesake: ‘have you got any idea what my life has been like?’

11 March 2016 18:20

Although Alastair Campbell no longer works in politics, he remains a divisive figure in Westminster thanks to the reputation he…

Peter Mandelson’s bad day at the football

20 January 2016 10:39

With Jeremy Corbyn’s approval rating currently at minus 39 according to yesterday’s YouGov poll, one could argue that there is…

Owen Jones’s election advice falls flat with Alastair Campbell

13 September 2015 11:44

With Jeremy Corbyn appointed as the new leader of the Labour party, few could be more pleased by the news than…

Richard Desmond: I made £5,000 profit from Labour donation

16 June 2015 16:31

Although Richard Desmond recently pledged his allegiance to Ukip’s Nigel Farage, the media mogul previously backed Tony Blair, with the…

Labour has forgotten the people the party is meant to serve

13 May 2015 10:43

The great Robert Harris has defended the pollsters who got the recent elections so wrong by quoting Cicero on the…

Alastair Campbell finds old habits die hard

29 April 2015 18:15

Post Blair’s government, Alastair Campbell has billed himself as a pious, ethical commentator on the state of the media and politics.…

Did anyone proofread the Labour manifesto?

13 April 2015 15:37

‘Do you mind not splitting your infinitives then. Dear me’, said Alastair Campbell to a Tory candidate on Twitter last…

Tories detect Alastair Campbell’s hand in latest education attacks on PM

4 March 2015 12:37

Angry Conservative Party officials have hit back at attacks from the left on the education of the Prime Minister’s children. On…

Alastair Campbell threatens a political comeback

27 February 2015 8:00

It’s probably not the news everyone wanted to hear, but Mr S feels a duty to let readers know that…

Mandelson and Campbell reportedly tapped up Alan Johnson to replace Miliband

6 February 2015 13:35

Is Ed Miliband ready to be Prime Minister? His personal poll ratings suggest not and many in his party remain…

Cameron and Osborne supping with Murdoch – again

4 November 2013 17:16

It was PR guru Matthew Freud’s 50th birthday on Saturday: he and his wife, Elisabeth Murdoch, hosted a fairly lavish…

Do we really need to turn the mentally ill into victims?

8 October 2013 11:34

Public wrath has finally moved from the Daily Mail, and to the Sun over its splash yesterday on the mentally…

Alastair Campbell, moral arbiter? Pull the other one.

4 October 2013 12:58

Has there been a more emetic sight than Alastair Campbell touring the radio and TV studios lecturing the world on…

Damian McBride shatters the Labour peace

22 September 2013 12:40

If you want to know just how much anger Damian McBride’s book has created in the Labour party—and particularly its…

Max Hastings, Mind-Reader

2 July 2013 12:48

Max Hastings is one of the foremost military historians in the English-speaking world. His multi-volume history of the Second World…

Iraq and the BBC revisited

1 October 2012 10:12

Just finished reading a book by Kevin Marsh, the editor of the Today programme at the time of the whole…