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Warning: This post was published more than 12 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!

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

  • My views might have changed in the 12 years since I wrote this post.
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Many thanks for your understanding.

This is a fascinating look at the questionable success of Alistair Campbell as an electioneer.

I don’t agree with every detail of what it says, but the overarching conclusion is something I’d like to believe:

Alastair Campbell … is a worthless turd.

Unfortunately, despite Chris’s detailed analysis of the figures showing that he has been of questionable success, I still think that he’s a big part of New Labour, and so certainly not ‘worthless’ to the party. Unsucessful, possibly, but not worthless. Why else would they risk asking such a publically hated figure to join the campaign? Unless, I guess, they’ve deceived themselves into believeing that he’s more successful that he actually is.

This 338th post was filed under: Election 2005.






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