Alastair Campbell

Alastair Campbell is a British journalist, broadcaster, political aide and author, best known for his work as Director of Communications and Strategy for Prime Minister Tony Blair between 1997 and 2003. He is the author of two books on mental health

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Alastair Campbell goes Back to School: ‘Getting drunk wasn’t as funny as it seems at the time’

As part of the i newspaper's new campaign to encourage state school students to return to school to offer careers advice, we asked Alastair the following questions...

Alastair Campbell: I feel for Stephen Fry. Nobody would wish depression on their worst enemy

Having depression is part of who I am, and it always will be

Elitist: Rupert Murdoch's faith in private schools is misplaced

Alastair Campbell: Prowess, not privilege, wins medals

Give state schools a chance and they will produce top athletes

Alastair Campbell: People should feel they can be open about their mental health problems

After three MPs spoke out today about their mental health problems Alastair Campbell writes about his own experiences, and why the stigma around mental health issues must be challenged

Podium: The media had a bad war in Kosovo

From a speech by the Prime Minister's spokesman, given at the Royal United Services Institute in London

Letter: Collateral casualty

Sir: On Sunday Nato admitted the bomb attack upon a bridge which led to the destruction of a bus, and the loss of life. What Nato did not do was confirm the Serb claims about the number of deaths or accept their claims that this was a civilian bus. We do not know. Similarly, barred from real investigation inside Kosovo, nor do the media.

Letter: Difficult Labour

Sir: On Monday 1 June you led the paper with a story about a report on welfare by Gordon Brown which you said showed up differences between the Prime Minister and the Chancellor. At my morning briefing that day, I pointed out that the report was actually the product of the Labour Party's Joint Policy Committee, of which the Prime Minister is chairman. In your feature on the Prime Minister and the Chancellor ("An insider's guide to the rival wings of New Labour", 2 June), your reporter referred to my "rebuttal" of Monday's story. It would have been more honest to spell out what the rebuttal was, difficult though it is for newspapers to admit their stories are wrong.

Letter: Windfall squalls

Sir: Your reports on Labour and the windfall tax become more and more bizarre. You report (7 November) that "the Clinton administration has approached Tony Blair's office to express concern about a windfall tax being imposed on US utilities that have acquired British regional electricity companies in the last 18 months". This is untrue. You also report that "President Clinton is thought to have raised the matter with Mr Blair when the Labour leader visited Washington earlier this year". This is untrue as well.

Letter: Windfall unity

Sir: Your Business Comment (1 November) announces "Blair and Brown fall out over windfall gains". In fact Blair, Brown and the whole Labour Party are united in their commitment to a one-off windfall levy on the excess profits of the privatised monopoly utilities which will pay, over the course of a Parliament, for our carefully costed new deal for young people and the long-term unemployed.
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