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Warning: This post was published more than 9 years ago.

I keep old posts on the site because sometimes it's interesting to read old content. Not everything that is old is bad. Also, I think people might be interested to track how my views have changed over time: for example, how my strident teenage views have mellowed and matured!

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Many thanks for your understanding.

Obviously, I haven’t read Mr Campbell’s book yet, but I fear that his introduction tells me everything I need to know:

What I hope this book does is help to paint a rounded picture of a man of enormous drive and vision, who was determined to use his time in power to make a difference and brought about a lot of change for the better.

If that’s the rounded version, I’d hate to see the sycophantic version.

This 1,181st post was filed under: News and Comment, Politics.






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Comments and responses

Comment from Anonymous


by Anonymous

Comment posted at 11:54 on 12th July 2007.

At last we shall receive an honest account of the events which took place during Alastair Campbell’s position as the Prime Minister’s Press Officer.


Comment from sjhoward (author of the post)


by sjhoward

Comment posted at 05:46 on 13th July 2007.

I very much doubt that… It’s extracts from his diary, chosen by him – I don’t think we’ll be seeing much of the ‘real’ Campbell..


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