Spear and loathing
In this exclusive extract from his latest volume of diaries, From Blair To Brown, spin doctor Alastair Campbell looks back at the Lions’ disastrous 2005 tour of New Zealand
Volume six of the diaries of Alastair Campbell, entitled From Blair to Brown and covering the years of 2005-2007, gives the communications strategist’s ringside view of not just British politics but also the British & Irish Lions tour of, New Zealand 12 years ago. The diaries also deliver insights into the rise of David Cameron as Tory leader, as well as Campbell’s personal struggles with his mental health.
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