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Alastair Campbell struggles to be reasonable

Alastair Campbell struggles to be reasonable
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Former Labour spin doctor Alastair Campbell took to social media last week to lament the loss of reasonable discourse in politics. After speaking on Iain Dale’s LBC radio show he praised the host, saying:

https://twitter.com/campbellclaret/status/1025417273811652608

So has the earnest Remainer been taking his own advice when it comes to the merits of sensible conversation? Mr Steerpike thinks not. The timely intervention for more decorum came only one day after he unleashed a Twitter broadside against Brexiteer Arron Banks. Apparently not keen to engage with the substance of the debate, Campbell quickly descended into personal jibes, attacking Banks’ weight and drawing attention to his ‘moobs’ (man boobs).

https://twitter.com/campbellclaret/status/1024971078421102592

If that’s what Campbell considers to be ‘reasonable conversation,’ Mr S worries what he thinks counts as offensive.

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Steerpike is The Spectator's gossip columnist, serving up the latest tittle tattle from London and beyond. Email tips to steerpike@spectator.co.uk.

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