Alastair Campbell, The Independent

Alastair Campbell

The Independent

United Kingdom

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Past articles by Alastair:

If Dominic Raab’s heart is breaking over child poverty, maybe he should do something about it

Might he accept that, unlike the rest of us, he has power and influence in the debates ongoing in government? → Read More

Britain is broken from a decade of Tory government

The challenges faced have been decided, not with the national interest in mind, but on the basis of the internal divisions of the Conservative Party → Read More

The Good Morning Britain door closing on Piers Morgan has opened a new one for me

My hosting stint is proof that you are never too old to do something different. One of the things that attracted me was having to brush up on topics that take me a bit out of my comfort zone. → Read More

My physical health has never been better – the pandemic has made me rethink my entire way of life

My curiosity and the need for movement and activity won’t just vanish, but lockdown has made me consider changing my lifestyle permanently → Read More

Sadiq Khan: Dominic Cummings was ‘without a doubt’ making decisions for Boris Johnson

London mayor Sadiq Khan opens up to Alastair Campbell about his struggles with mental health during lockdown. → Read More

We are a country going backwards with a leader who can’t be trusted – the rest of Europe can see that

There is a lot of reality within the pages of the Brexit deal that will catch up with Boris Johnson’s claims → Read More

I truly fell in love with football at a Boxing Day game – it’s now I miss fans in stadiums more than ever

My memories of early trips to see Burnley FC are less of goals and more of the noise, colours, smells and atmosphere → Read More

A Brexit deal is done but we must keep on calling out the lies and probing the detail – this is not a triumph

The deal will make our country poorer and weaker, Boris Johnson will play the showman, while some sectors are at existential risk and the opportunities of our young people are greatly reduced → Read More

On Covid and Brexit, reality is catching up with Boris Johnson’s fantasies and self-obsession

The prime minister has always had an inflated sense of his own importance and has long had a desperate need for admiration and attention. Now I am definitely beginning to worry he has zero empathy → Read More

Labour shouldn’t vote for any Boris Johnson Brexit deal – here’s why

There are so many reasons not to back any agreement brought forward by the PM that it is hard to know where to start. So let’s look at the arguments being made by those who think they should → Read More

Gary Lineker: '‘You can never really justify wages in the entertainment business’

Ahead of the 50th Anniversary of Match Of The Day in 2014, the man with the Golden Boots spoke to Alastair Campbell about his theories on English sports culture, how he kept his own game so clean – and why Fifa is playing very, very dirty → Read More

Sir Mo Farah: ‘My name was dragged through the mud and I was tired of it’

Ahead of Sir Mo Farah ‘s I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! debut, we take a look back at his interview with Alastair Campbell from 2016. → Read More

It’s too late to undo the worst of the damage caused by the government

Getting the Vote Leave gang out is a good thing for everyone, but the soap opera continues → Read More

This election has cemented the divisions tearing America apart – and Trump is at the heart of that

Given just how angry and polarised the US is right now, I suspected the election was always likely to come down to a small number of states → Read More

Nicola Adams eats Frosties for breakfast every day

Britain’s record-busting boxer has beaten the meanest opponents to the canvas and dodged the toughest punches life and sport can throw. In this archive interview from 2016, the happiest fighter in the ring – and an effortlessly natural role model – tells Alastair Campbell why back-to-back golds in London and Rio are only the beginning → Read More

Boris Johnson’s disdain for local government is a big reason why we are in this current coronavirus mess

You can have all the apps and algorithms you want – but you also need people who know an area → Read More

Watching Boris Johnson splutter his way through a parliamentary grilling brings both pleasure and pain

Tony Blair’s approach to PMQs was based on the Benjamin Franklin doctrine of ‘fail to prepare, prepare to fail’. The current prime minister’s motto appears to be, ‘let’s wing it’ → Read More

If the government doesn’t act now, mental illness will be the second pandemic

If you know that level of suffering may be coming down the tracks, then the government has a duty to take the lead in preparing for it. That means working closely with the mental health organisations → Read More

Alastair Campbell: this is how my crippling depression feels

What does depression feel like? It’s almost impossible to describe, but that doesn’t mean it’s not worth exploring and trying to articulate. → Read More

Boris Johnson and Donald Trump could learn a lot about teamwork and success from Bayern Munich

Ok, it was not the greatest football match of all time, or even of the last week. The 2020 Champions League final between Barcelona and Bayern will perhaps go down in history as much for the fact it took place in a Covid-induced empty stadium as for the quality of the game. It was hyped as a classic, but did not quite live up to the billing. → Read More