16 February 2010

Alastair Campbell isn't working

Perhaps Campbell should have chosen a more appropriate programme than Radio 4’s “Loose Ends” to say that he will have a major "strategic" role in the election campaign.  No surprise there, nor with this:

Gordon did have people around him who were briefing against colleagues all the time.

Wait folks, here comes the jaw-dropping remark:

I just didn’t. Politics is a team game.

Who did coin the phase that Brown was “psychologically flawed”.  Any thoughts, Alastair?

Now, we come to the first poll following that interview, which needs to be treated with some caution:

After watching a preview clip containing highlights of the interview (including the section when Brown became tearful talking about the death of his daughter), just under a third (thirty per cent) of voters said they had more sympathy for Brown – almost twice as many as the proportion saying they had less sympathy for him (seventeen per cent).



These early findings will hardly send the champagne corks popping in Downing Street.

Showbiz politics isn't working for Gordon Brown.

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  1. Campbell certainly isn't working!

    On the TV front, the couch potatoes who saw the Brown/Morgan show will have moved on to the next celeb well before the election is announced.

    On the political front, the stupid Tory blunder over teenage pregancies has been obscured by a twittering minister and Richard Branson.

    On the book front, his literary masterpiece Maya
    has slipped to nearly 6,000 in the Amazon rankings, and the first "used" copies are being flogged.

    Enjoy it while it lasts, Al. Better find a new gig in time for the latter half of the year.

  2. Agreed. However, will Brown go for a March election? That is the question that has to be answered by early next week. Why wait until May? I will return to this in the morning.