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Katy Guest: Campbell's doing God after all, and it's my idea of hell

It is interesting that Alastair Campbell, the man who famously doesn't "do God" (except when it suits him), mentioned Psalm 56 when he wrote on his blog last week about the Iraq inquiry. "As I walked through the media scrum," he wrote, "I was glad to have read in the morning an email with Psalm 56 attached... 'What can mortal man do to me? All day long they twist my words, they are always plotting to harm me. They conspire, they lurk, they watch my steps...'." Poor, virtuous Alastair, we all thought, smiting ourselves for our wickedness.

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Campbell: 'I am very proud of the part I was able to play'

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The Sketch: He'll save his master. The rest can go hang

The thing about Alastair Campbell wasn't the swearing and dismembering. The reason he was such a figure in the Government was his charm. He was attractive. People liked him and wanted to please him. He seduced political editors with his professional caresses. How he could make them purr and raise their tails invitingly!

Alastair Campbell faces the moment of truth

Today could see the Chilcot inquiry's most explosive encounter yet. Michael Savage rehearses the arguments

Ballot for tickets to see Blair at inquiry

Demand for a seat to watch Tony Blair give evidence to the Iraq inquiry has been so high that a public ballot is to be held to allocate the limited places.

The Sketch: The questions were gentle, the answers opaque

"So, it's a yellow card. The next time it'll be a red card." The nice young man from the Cabinet Office was letting me know there had been complaints about my behaviour. A staff member organising the Chilcot inquiry had felt "intimidated" by me.

Alastair Campbell: He's back!

Labour closes the gap on the Tories in the polls. Gordon Brown is reinvented as a class warrior. David Cameron is given a hiding at PMQs. It can only mean one thing, says Andy McSmith

Pandora: Ukip pick a meaty fight with Sir Paul

Not for the first time, Ukip are to risk unpopularity by aiming their fire at a much-loved British institution.

The Thick of It: Back in the loop

With a general election approaching, the return of Armando Iannucci's invective-filled political satire couldn't be better timed, says Gerard Gilbert
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