The Blair Years

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Alastair Campbell is often described as the second most powerful figure in Britain, right behind his old boss, Tony Blair. Campbell served as press secretary, official spokesman, and director of communications to former Prime Minister Tony Blair. Now, just weeks after Blair’s departure, Campbell has published The Blair Years, his revelatory and brutally frank diaries from 1994 to 2003 that document his work at 10 Downing Street.

The Blair Years is available for purchase at


Alastair Campbell

Comments [2]

Daniel Falgerho from Maqnhattan

Great interview, as usual. I hear quite a bit of hypocrisy on the part of Mr. Campbell. Saddam killed more moslems than anyone in history? Well, you picked up on that one, too.
Saddam had been a problem far too long? He wasn't a problem when he was used to kill all the progressives in the Ba'ath party, nor when he was used to fight a proxy war against Iran (look at the nations who footed the bill) and hw wasn't a problem at the time he used poison gas on the Kurds. The list could go on.
On the positive side, Leonard is doing a terrific job (as usual)

Aug. 01 2007 12:37 PM
Jeremy from Manhattan

Question for Alistair Campbell:

"To what extent did the 'Finger-wagging interview' lead to your resignation from 10 Downing Street ?"

Aug. 01 2007 12:10 PM

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