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    1. beyondbrics

      September 22, 2014

      Guest post: China's rule of law campaign is a political sledgehammer

      By Alastair Campbell and W. John Hoffmann, Exceptional Resources Group The “rule of law” is set to dominate China’s key...

    2. July 25, 2014

      A captain should be pitch perfect at a multitude of skills

      This is not the first time Alastair Cook’s captaincy has been called into question. In January the talented opening batsman,...

    1. May 14, 2014

      Unionists feed on Salmond’s gaffes

      Alex Salmond, Scotland’s nationalist first minister, may now regret granting a two-hour interview with Alastair Campbell,...

    2. April 18, 2014

      Cameron’s attempt to ‘do God’ is not blessed with success

      Before the last election, David Cameron said that, although an Anglican, he did not wear his faith on his sleeve. It seemed...

    3. January 24, 2014

      Chris Chataway, athlete, politician, businessman, 1931-2014

      Sixty years ago two athletics events took place that propelled Chris Chataway to fame in Britain and beyond. One was his...

    4. November 12, 2013

      Alastair Campbell to praise Ed Miliband for taking on newspapers

      Alastair Campbell, Tony Blair’s former media chief, will on Wednesday praise Ed Miliband for taking on the journalistic...

    5. October 11, 2013

      My Name Is ..., by Alastair Campbell; A Possible Life, by Sebastian Faulks; The Elephant Keepers’ Children, by Peter Høeg

      My Name Is by Alastair Campbell, Hutchinson, RRP£18.99, 352 pages “My name is Hannah. This is their story.” So begins...

    6. September 29, 2013

      Power Trip, by Damian McBride

      Power Trip: A Decade of Policy, Plots and Spin, by Damian McBride, Biteback Publishing, RRP£20 The defining characteristics...

    7. Westminster Blog

      September 26, 2013

      Lord Mandelson comments prompt backlash from Labour figures

      Labour has been convulsed with in-fighting after Lord Mandelson criticised Ed Miliband’s new policies such as the plan to...

    8. September 22, 2013

      Labour conference: Brighton gossip upstages weary slogans

      This being Brighton, there were a lot of distractions between railway station and conference centre. These included a street...

    9. The World

      June 26, 2013

      Desperate remedies for Australia's Labor party

      Julia Gillard addresses parliament (Getty) Just a couple of days ago, Alastair Campbell, Tony Blair’s former communications...

    10. February 1, 2013

      The qualms of Nick

      It was, I suppose, inevitable that an angst-ridden posh boy like Nick Clegg should be caught hand-wringing about whether to...

    11. January 17, 2013

      Scientist makes better websites his business

      Simon Norris calls himself an “accidental businessman”, insisting that “at heart I am a scientist”. A pioneer of internet...

    12. November 16, 2012

      As not seen on TV

      After a long day at work there is nothing we like better than watching other people spending long days at work on the...

    13. October 5, 2012

      Politically incorrect

      May 8 1969: the Labour Cabinet, under Harold Wilson, was discussing the Industrial Relations Bill, which was designed to...

    14. October 1, 2012

      Speak, or forever hold your notes

      ● Ed Miliband’s speech today is being billed as “highly personal”, but will the Labour leader go one step further by...

    15. June 29, 2012

      Lunch with the FT: Armando Iannucci

      The word around television circles is that Armando Iannucci, satirist-in-chief of Britain’s political classes, is one of the...

    16. May 24, 2012

      Adam & Eve proves tempting for DDB

      Adam & Eve, the agency behind John Lewis’s sentimental television ads, has been acquired by DDB, one of the world’s largest...

    17. February 23, 2012

      Former union chief sues NGN over hacking claims

      Andy Gilchrist, the former general secretary for the Fire Brigades Union, is suing News Group Newspapers, the parent company...

    18. February 22, 2012

      Cherie Blair sues News Group and Mulcaire

      Cherie Blair, wife of the former prime minister Tony Blair, is suing the publisher of the News of the World as well as a...

    19. February 21, 2012

      Gove warns of Leveson’s ‘chilling’ effect

      Michael Gove has questioned the prime minister’s decision to set up the Leveson inquiry into press standards and said it is...

    20. February 14, 2012

      Conservative rethink on God in politics

      When Alastair Campbell, Tony Blair’s former communications chief, said “We don’t do God”, he voiced a political consensus...

    21. February 8, 2012

      DPP pledges new code of practice in journalist cases

      A new code of practice for prosecutors who are considering charges against journalists in criminal cases will be introduced...

    22. February 8, 2012

      Campbell says ministers shying away from press curbs

      Alastair Campbell, the former spokesman for Tony Blair, said on Wednesday that he believed the government was shying away...

    23. February 8, 2012

      Coogan settles hacking claim

      The actor Steve Coogan and 18 other people settled their phone-hacking actions against The News of the World, marking a...

    24. January 23, 2012

      When valued employees face problems

      From Mr Rob Cave. Sir, In reference to Michael Skapinker’s article “Employers need help with the mentally ill” (January 19),...

    25. January 23, 2012

      Wrong time for disciplinary action

      From Mr Andrew Buchan. Sir, I was impressed that the FT had two articles on the same day about stress and mental health at...

    26. January 18, 2012

      Employers need help with the mentally ill

      Alastair Campbell, Tony Blair’s spokesman for nine years, describes his 1986 breakdown, which occurred when his then-work as...

    27. December 27, 2011

      Why Ferguson remains at the top of his game

      When Sir Richard Greenbury ran Marks and Spencer, he used to take Sir Alex Ferguson out for lunch and pump him for...

    28. December 21, 2011

      Labour hires chief of staff after 15-month search

      Ed Miliband has filled a key vacancy in his inner circle with the appointment of a new chief of staff who was previously a...

    29. December 2, 2011

      In the witness box: the very model of the modern muckraker

      On the day the Chancellor of the Exchequer was doling out the latest bucketload of misery in his autumn statement to the...

    30. November 30, 2011

      Campbell slams culture of negativity in UK press

      A culture of negativity engendered by UK newspapers has poisoned the country’s quality of life, Alastair Campbell told the...

    31. November 28, 2011

      Church sang for Murdoch to win ‘favourable coverage’

      The singer Charlotte Church said on Monday that she was offered £100,000 to sing at Rupert Murdoch’s wedding to Wendi Deng...

    32. November 7, 2011

      Obituary: Philip Gould

      The Labour peer Philip Gould, who has died aged 61 after a moving and very public battle with cancer, always claimed that he...

    33. November 7, 2011

      Philip Gould, strategist of New Labour, dies

      Philip Gould, the Labour peer and one of the central strategists of Tony Blair’s New Labour project, has died of cancer....

    34. FT Alphaville

      November 4, 2011

      Further reading

      Elsewhere on Friday, - Eurozone balances of payments, reality check du jour. - The Fed cavalry isn’t coming to the rescue. -...

    35. October 21, 2011

      Blair works on makeover for Kazakhstan

      Tony Blair has added Kazakhstan to his roster of oil-rich clients, advising the authoritarian Central Asian regime on...

    36. October 21, 2011

      ‘Unlikely friendship’ with strongman

      Margaret Thatcher is among the political heroes of Kazakhstan’s president – along with Lee Kuan Yew, founding father of...

    37. Westminster Blog

      October 7, 2011

      What was Alastair Campbell doing in Kazakhstan this week?

      A colleague was surprised to see Alastair Campbell, former New Labour spindoctor, on the plane back from Astana earlier this...

    38. August 9, 2011

      Cameron returns to face sternest test

      David Cameron arrived back in Downing Street early on Tuesday to confront Britain’s biggest law-and-order crisis in a...

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