Alastair Campbell

What would you save, Marmite or the planet?

3 August 2019 9:00 am

In his very long letter to Jeremy Corbyn about why, after all, he will stay out of the Labour party…

Boris may end up delivering Corbyn

3 August 2019 9:00 am

Alastair Campbell has written a longish ‘open’ letter to Jeremy Corbyn, helpfully explaining why he has decided not to contest…

The strangeness of Jeremy Hunt's leadership campaign

1 June 2019 9:00 am

Jeremy Hunt’s approach is very odd. It is the first time I remember an aspirant for the top job saying:…

Who’s to blame for Jeremy Corbyn? Step forward, Tony Blair

20 May 2017 9:00 am

Alastair Campbell once famously punched the Guardian’s Michael White in the face. A commendable thing to do, undoubtedly, as Mr…

Gerry Adams and Martin McGuinness (Getty)

What Martin McGuinness’s eulogisers would like to forget

25 March 2017 9:00 am

Martin McGuinness showed no remorse for the pain he caused

The new, acceptable face of racism

30 April 2016 9:00 am

Exactly a year ago this week I was at a dinner party when a famous opinion pollster leaned over to…

Cicero’s advice for defeated politicians (Alastair Campbell, take note)

16 May 2015 9:00 am

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

Next time, David Cameron should pretend to support Bournemouth

2 May 2015 9:00 am

Here’s an election-winning idea for Dave: forget about Aston Villa (or West Ham) and become a full-on Bournemouth fan. They…

I’ve been sacked more times than I can exactly remember. It teaches you nothing

7 March 2015 9:00 am

The Oldie magazine — of which, until otherwise advised, I appear to be the editor — runs an occasional article…

Why Putin is even less of a human than Stalin was

21 February 2015 9:00 am

LBC likes to tell us it’s ‘Leading Britain’s Conversation’, though in the case of weekday pre-lunch presenter James O’Brien you’ll…

How Alex Brooker made political interviews interesting again

7 February 2015 9:00 am

The other night on Channel 4, I watched the best political interview I’ve seen all year. It was with Nick…

Rod Liddle: Under New Labour, it really was the loony left

28 September 2013 9:00 am

There is a little vignette in the first volume of Alastair Campbell’s diaries that makes it abundantly clear that, at…

Palace intrigue

29 January 2011 12:00 am

Plunging into the second volume of Alastair Campbell’s diaries is like opening a Samuel Richardson novel.