Bad Al Campbell Lying Again

Alastair Campbell on BBC R4’s Loose Ends, on Saturday claimed that he had never briefed journalists with negative stories about ministers. Whereas Gordon used aides (Balls and McBride) to harm the reputations of other ministers:

“Gordon did have people around him who were briefing against colleagues all the time. I just didn’t. Politics is a team game.”

So who said Gordon was “psychologically flawed”?

Will any Lobby hacks actually call him on this? Didn’t he just recently openly slag off former Labour Minister Clare Short at the Chilcott Inquiry, live on TV?  C’mon Rawnsley, Rentoul, Sir Michael White, tell us: is Alastair telling the truth?




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“In effect, new MPs are being elected day by day now, as, amid huge secrecy, small cabals of party bigwigs pick candidates for safe seats.”

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