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Alastair Campbell's Profile

Brief about Alastair Campbell: By info that we know Alastair Campbell was born at 1957-05-25. And also Alastair Campbell is British Journalist.

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I hold no candle for George Osborne whatsoever. He has no strategic skills, is a hopeless chancellor, has no idea how most people have to live and his policies are failing and hurting millions.

Tags: Hopeless, Hurting, Idea

I want to write more books, see my first novel made into a film, fight more campaigns, work in more countries. I want to be able to recall experiences that have endured for their pleasure and range and intensity.

Tags: Able, Fight, Work

May I share with you my earliest memory of a political row? It was with my mother, about the Queen - classic Freudian stuff, shrinks would say. I was eight, and refusing to watch the Queen's Christmas Day broadcast.

Tags: Mother, Political

My aunty says I'm the double of my father. He was a workaholic, which I've definitely inherited. And like me, he could be the life and soul of the party, but also quite withdrawn.

Tags: Father, Life, Soul

My closest friend, who died not long ago, is buried near Marx's grave in Highgate cemetery, so I see the gaggle of admirers laying roses at the foot of his tombstone regularly. I have never been tempted to leave flowers there myself. Great theories, shame about the practice. Marx did many things. But inventing class was not one of them.

Tags: Friend, Great, Leave

One of the more fatuous remarks I've heard in recent days is that 'My Life,' Clinton's autobiography, is too long and, at almost 1,000 pages, short it is not. But this man was for eight years the President of the most powerful country on earth.

Tags: Country, Life, Powerful

So here is one of my theories on happiness: we cannot know if we have lived a truly happy life until the very end. This view of life and death was reinforced by my close witnessing of the buildup to the death of Philip Gould. Philip was without doubt my closest friend in politics. When he died, I felt like I had lost a limb.

Tags: Happiness, Life, Politics

The royal family's existence is a constant reminder of the hollowness of John Major's rhetoric, and idiotic statements by its leading members a constant boost to the republican cause. They're fine opening hospitals. It's when they open their mouths they get into trouble.

Tags: Family, Republican, Trouble

The thing about politicians in Britain is that they are out there, you can lobby them, get close to them, there are loads of ways you can protest against them, and booing is a pretty weak way of doing it.

Tags: Against, Pretty, Weak

One in four of us will have a mental illness at some point. That is a lot of people.

Tags: Four, Illness, Point

The bad news for journalists today is that the media, however seriously people who are in the public eye take it, is not taken as seriously as it once was - by the public.

Tags: Bad, Once, Today

In an ideal world, it would not take a film star to get the media focused on mental illness.

Tags: Film, Media, Star

Don't accept that you are in crisis just because everyone says you are.

Tags: Accept, Crisis, Everyone

Failure, it is thought, is what sells, and what people want to hear and read about. I am not so sure.

Tags: Failure, Read, Thought

I had a happy childhood.

Tags: Childhood, Happy

I have always been driven. I have always believed in what I believe very deeply.

Tags: Believed, Deeply, Driven

I think I'm highly loveable.

Tags: Highly

I used to be very routine-based and the new thing in my life is not having a clear, full-time existence.

Tags: Existence, Life, Used

I will continue to help the political causes I believe in in any way I can.

Tags: Continue, Help, Political

I'm certainly driven, I hate losing, I can be ruthless and short-tempered and terribly competitive.

Tags: Driven, Hate, Losing
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