Campbell comes out at full throttle for Gordon Brown on his blog today.
He says it is amazing that Brown is doing so well given that he has endured “the batterings of a media so far up David Cameron’s backside it is a wonder the nation’s journalists can breathe, let alone live with themselves”.
Is this the same Alastair Campbell who as political editor of the Mirror was cheerleader for New Labour and then went on to work for the party in 1994? In the words of one Michael White in the Guardian in 1991:
Of the journalists who once gossiped or sang rugby songs with Kinnock, only Alastair Campbell of the Daily Mirror remains an intimate, fulfilling that paper’s historic mission as Labour’s most loyal friend in Fleet Street. He helped to produce last week’s Hugh Hudson broadcast.