Alastair Campbell

Type: Person
Name: Alastair Campbell (Alastair John Campbell)
Title: Former Downing Street communications director
Date of Birth: 25/05/1957
Place of Birth: Keighley, West Yorkshire
Nationality: United Kingdom
Fact Sheet: Biography for Alastair Campbell
First reported 3 mins ago - Updated 3 mins ago - 1 reports

More than just chocolate eggs

By and large British politicians have followed the advice that Alastair Campbell, Tony Blair’s erstwhile spin doctor, had given his master: “We don’t do God.” Most British politicians, in contrast to their counterparts on the other side of the Atlantic, ... [Published Times of Malta - 3 mins ago]
First reported Apr 19 2014 - Updated Apr 19 2014 - 1 reports

Robert Sutcliffe: why religion and politics don't mix

The latest from our regular weekend columnistTony Blair’s press adviser Alastair Campbell famously cut short an interviewer wanting to question his master about his religious beliefs, saying: “We don’t do God.”Mr Campbell is a well-known atheist so may ... [Published Huddersfield Daily Examiner - Apr 19 2014]
First reported Apr 17 2014 - Updated Apr 17 2014 - 1 reports

Debate Should David Cameron ‘do God’

Alastair Campbell once famously proclaimed that Labour doesn't 'do God', despite Tony Blair's strong religious beliefs. And, until now, David Cameron appeared to have taken a leaf ... ... [Published Big News Network - Apr 17 2014]
First reported Apr 17 2014 - Updated Apr 17 2014 - 1 reports

Religion and politics: God He's back | Editorial

David Cameron is doing God. As the Austro-Hungarian statesman Metternich remarked in another context, what does he mean by that? British prime ministers, historically, keep their faith – even the question of whether they have one – a very personal matter. ... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Apr 17 2014]
First reported Apr 16 2014 - Updated Apr 17 2014 - 5 reports

Debate: Should David Cameron ‘do God’?

Alastair Campbell once famously proclaimed that Labour doesn’t ‘do God’, despite Tony Blair’s strong religious beliefs. And, until now, David Cameron appeared to have taken a leaf out of the spin chief’s book. The Prime Minister has ditched that dictum ... [Published The Independent - Apr 17 2014]
First reported Apr 17 2014 - Updated Apr 17 2014 - 1 reports

A plan for old age and retirement? Hope and pray

Just as the corporate and consumer reliance on debt and credit became the discredited vehicle which had driven so many close to the edge, something funny was going on in the pensions world.Pensions – the very word evokes a sort of weary apathy and listless ... [Published Birmingham Post - Apr 17 2014]
First reported Apr 17 2014 - Updated Apr 17 2014 - 1 reports

Couple to take a leap for grandparents they lost

A couple who both lost grandparents to cancer are preparing to skydive in summer to raise funds for the disease.Sadie De Boer, 19, and her partner Paul Newman, 30, will take the leap in July in memory of their family.The brave plans started two years ... [Published Evening News 24 - Apr 17 2014]
First reported Apr 16 2014 - Updated Apr 16 2014 - 1 reports

EPHRAIM HARDCASTLE: Labour MP Chuka Umunna's Twitter message to fans is a little presumptuous... even for 'the British Obama'

Labour's ambitious shadow business secretary Chuka Umunna, 35, advises his fans via Twitter: 'Touched down in Washington DC late last night for a round of visits and meetings this week on economic, regional and industrial policy.'Isn't this a little presumptuous, ... [Published Mail Online UK - Apr 16 2014]
First reported Apr 15 2014 - Updated Apr 15 2014 - 1 reports

Think Ahead: Meeting the workforce challenges in mental health social work - Event

:30- 17:00British Academy, 10-11 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AHDemand for mental health services continues to rise. There is a growing need for effective services based in the community, delivered by social work professionals. However mental health ... [Published ippr - Apr 15 2014]
First reported Apr 14 2014 - Updated Apr 15 2014 - 1 reports

Time to publish Iraq report - Clegg

It is time to "get on" with publishing the findings of the Iraq Inquiry, which began its work almost five years ago, Nick Clegg has said.The panel, under Sir John Chilcot, has become involved in arguments with Whitehall officials over which documents ... [Published BBC - Apr 14 2014]
First reported Apr 14 2014 - Updated Apr 14 2014 - 1 reports

Fast-growing Cheshire firm’s rebrand wins award

A Warrington-based company that provides support services to freelancers, contractors and small businesses has won a marketing award in recognition of its recent rebrand.ClearSky picked up silver in the ‘best use of visual property’ category at the Transform ... [Published North West FYI - Apr 14 2014]
First reported Mar 27 2014 - Updated Mar 28 2014 - 2 reports

Alastair Campbell reveals "he planned to kill himself' at height of Iraq Crisis

DEPRESSION: Alastair Campbell has publicly admitted he had planned his own suicide [PA]The former spin doctor to Tony Blair has publicly admitted for the first time that he had planned to kill himself by walking in front of a moving truck after falling ... [Published Daily Star - Mar 28 2014]

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More than just chocolate eggs [Published Times of Malta - 3 mins ago]
Why Has David Cameron Gone All Evangelical This... [Published The Guardian Express - 10 hours ago]
Sultans of spin: the elite election strategists... [Published Guardian.co.uk - 13 hours ago]
Robert Sutcliffe: why religion and politics don... [Published Huddersfield Daily Examiner - Apr 19 2014]
The wide awake club: fighting insomnia [Published Guardian.co.uk - Apr 19 2014]
The Axe faces his toughest challenge yet [Published Telegraph - Apr 18 2014]
Debate Should David Cameron ‘do God’ [Published Big News Network - Apr 17 2014]
Religion and politics: God He's back | Editorial [Published Guardian.co.uk - Apr 17 2014]
David Cameron needs to tread very carefully whe... [Published The Independent - Apr 17 2014]
A plan for old age and retirement? Hope and pray [Published Birmingham Post - Apr 17 2014]
Debate: Should David Cameron ‘do God’? [Published The Independent - Apr 17 2014]
Evangelical Dave believes in God – will voters ... [Published Telegraph - Apr 17 2014]
Couple to take a leap for grandparents they lost [Published Evening News 24 - Apr 17 2014]
Let us praise: David Cameron acclaims his and B... [Published The Independent - Apr 16 2014]
David Cameron says he is evangelical about his ... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Apr 16 2014]
Cameron: Christian's Should Be More Evangelical [Published Huffington Post UK - Apr 16 2014]
Fiona Millar Apologises [Published Huffington Post UK - Apr 16 2014]
EPHRAIM HARDCASTLE: Labour MP Chuka Umunna's Tw... [Published Mail Online UK - Apr 16 2014]
Think Ahead: Meeting the workforce challenges i... [Published ippr - Apr 15 2014]
Time to publish Iraq report - Clegg [Published BBC - Apr 14 2014]
Fast-growing Cheshire firm’s rebrand wins award [Published North West FYI - Apr 14 2014]
'Dave's brave. These days it takes guts to beli... [Published Mail Online UK - Apr 13 2014]
Secular and religious fundamentalists unite! [Published Times of Malta - Apr 13 2014]
David Cameron finds “guidance” and "peace" in c... [Published The Week UK - Apr 12 2014]
David Cameron finds “guidance” in church [Published The First Post: Latest - Apr 12 2014]
Ed Miliband’s hope to be 'Britain’s first Jewis... [Published Telegraph - Apr 12 2014]
Cameron speaks about Christian faith [Published BBC - Apr 11 2014]
Big Society has divine backing, claims Prime Mi... [Published The Independent - Apr 10 2014]
Big Society has divine backing, says Prime Mini... [Published NewsRT.co.uk - Apr 10 2014]
David Cameron: Big Society "invented by Jesus" [Published Channel 4 - Apr 10 2014]
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Kim Jong Ed [Published Guy Fawkes' blog - Apr 04 2014]
Steve Richards has written in the New Statesman about the mood of paranoia and suspicion around Ed Miliband. His fearfully supportive team resembles the North Korean inner circle daring not to offer even constructive criticism of their dear leader: ...
UKIP Leader Farage Praises Vladimir Putin [Published Breitbart Feed - Mar 31 2014]
Nigel Farage has said that Vladimir Putin is the world leader he most admires, just days after sparking a political row after claiming the EU had "blood on its hands" over its handling of the Ukraine crisis. Speaking to GQ magazine, the UKIP leader ...
Read Guido’s Column in the Sun on Sunday Online [Published Guy Fawkes' blog - Mar 09 2014]
Save yourself a trip to the newsagents and find out all the latest gossip by  subscribing to Sun+ and reading Guido’s column online . In this week’s column: Guido has obtained the top secret Tory Party parliamentary candidates list and David Cameron’s ...
Alastair Campbell pipes amid journalistic mayhe... [Published Media: Greenslade | guardian.co.uk - Mar 05 2014]
I am delighted to present a column from The Oldie by John McEntee. I referred to a piece by him a couple of months back about the subterfuge he employed to gain a papal audience . Though that was funny, his latest trip down memory lane - in the magazine's ...
Food banks or dignity: is that the choice we of... [Published Comment is free | guardian.co.uk - Feb 21 2014]
The rise of food banks in Britain has been met with shock, and denial. But they cannot cope with a national crisis When people used to speak of hunger – as an issue, not a sensation – they used to speak of faraway. Hunger meant the developing world, ...
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