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The Alistair Campbell Diaries


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This post was published more than 10 years ago

I keep old posts on the site because I often enjoy reading old content on other people's sites. Not everything that is old is bad. It can be interesting to see how views have changed over time: for example, how my strident teenage views have mellowed and matured.

But given the age of this post, please bear in mind:

  • My views might very well have changed in the 10 years since I wrote this post. I have written some very silly things over the years, many of which I find pretty embarrassing today.
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  • Factual information might be outdated.
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Okay. Consider yourself duly warned. Read on...

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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