The Alastair Campbell Diaries by Alastair Campbell
Volume Two: Power and the People

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Power & the People covers the first two years of the New Labour government, beginning with their landslide victory at the polls in 1997.



This second voume of Campbell's unexpurgated diaries details the initial challenges faced by Labour as they come to power and settle into running the country. It covers an astonishing array of events and personalities, progress and setbacks, crises and scandals, as Blair and his party make the transition from opposition to office.

 

About Alastair Campbell

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Alastair Campbell was born in Keighley, Yorkshire, in 1957, the son of a vet. After graduating from Cambridge University with a degree in modern languages, his first chosen career was journalism, principally with the Mirror Group. When Tony Blair became leader of the Labour Party, he asked Campbell to be his press secretary. He worked for Blair - first in that capacity, then as official spokesman and director of communications and strategy - from 1994 to 2003, since when he has been mainly engaged in writing, public speaking, working for Leukaemia Research, where he is chairman of fundraising, and continuing to advise Blair, Gordon Brown and other leading Labour figures. His first novel, All In The Mind, and an accompanying award-winning TV documentary, Cracking Up, led to him being voted Mind Champion of the Year. A second novel, Maya, was published in 2010, as was the first volume of his diaries, Prelude to Power. His interests include running, cycling, playing the bagpipes and following the varying fortunes of Burnley Football Club.
 
Published January 20, 2011 by Cornerstone Digital. 800 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Political & Social Sciences, Travel, War, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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The Blair Years: Extracts from the Alastair Campbell Diaries.

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The clear lesson is that pressures of office drive out thinking time, and that unexpected events or human foibles – what Campbell calls the "Peyton Place-ness" of personal Downing Street dramas – are the enemies of progress.

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In Alastair Campbell's introduction to the second volume of his unexpurgated diaries (volumes three and four are to follow shortly, at which point, he says, he will have provided the world with "the longest, and possibly the most complete, single account of life at the heart of the Blair team"), ...

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Since Campbell was constantly with Blair, the result is .

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Blair is always confiding to Campbell that .

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Alastair Campbell gives us .

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