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What would you ask Alistair Campbell?
Anonymous Post
Posted: 13 January 2011 14:01:00(UTC)
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Anonymous 2 needed this 'Off the Record'

How on Earth did the economically incompetent rabble known as the Labour Party ever manage to win three straight general elections in recent times ?

Would you put it down totally to democracy being just a fancy name for mob rule and (luckily for you) the stupidity of the majority of voters in this country ?
Jane
Posted: 13 January 2011 14:16:36(UTC)
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Where you drinking when you altered the Joint Security's Report?
william lawson
Posted: 13 January 2011 15:11:08(UTC)
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Can he offer any good advice to a young man suffering a breakdown due to the persistent threatening letters he received from the Inland Revenue while he was trying to make his way in life with a small business.
Mark - Worcestershire
Posted: 13 January 2011 15:12:52(UTC)
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You were out of the country at the time with Tony Blair when you received a phone call from Lord Hutton to say he was in your office at 10 Downing St and just letting you know that he was about to take your diaries

When you were asked about this on television and radio interviews for your book launch, why did say that it was the only time you had contemplated suicide

What was the information you thought Lord Hutton would find
John bright
Posted: 13 January 2011 15:22:46(UTC)
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What have you done to atone for the death of Dr Kelly for which you were primarily responsible--and tell the truth for once.
Donald Hunter
Posted: 13 January 2011 15:56:48(UTC)
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To: Richard Lander

I remember an interview where he was asked which team he supported. I think I am correct in saying that as a boy he was taken along to Rugby Park Kilmarnock. As spin meister extraordinaire he must have thought it expedient to have an English team as well. Aside from any geographical connection I think that Burnley in English terms are much like Kilmarnock in Scottish terms.

It would be fun to get the definitive answer.
Steven McCann
Posted: 13 January 2011 16:12:27(UTC)
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To; Donald Hunter,

Never, ever involve any politician in any shape or form with football. Once you involve them the sport will then become a pale shadow of its former self. If you want to involve politicians with anything then involve them with politics. That way they can pat each other on the back, backstab each other until the knife bends on their bones of contentions and leave the rest of us well alone to carry on turning the wheels of society, while at the same time opening themselves up to constant and well-deserved ridicule and abuse.

Politicians look after themselves, never answer a question directly and expect us to believe they are the victims of electorate errors. Oh and ask Alistair Campbell to change that ridiculous excuse of a hairstyle. A wee bob might suit him better.
GD-C
Posted: 13 January 2011 16:18:16(UTC)
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After G W Bush, Tony Blair and Salmond Rushdie, where do you rank yourself in the list of the most hated men in the Arab world.
Mike Knight
Posted: 13 January 2011 16:20:09(UTC)
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Some gifted young politicians may be capable of taking responsibility for running departments; however history suggests successful leaders of a country (or even a party) require real experience in addition to their natural ability. As no-one is born with experience might Mr Campbell consider a minimum age (50?) be attained before a candidate is considered for such office? (One might be tempted to ask whether an age limit should not apply to all politicians).
Donald Hunter
Posted: 13 January 2011 16:21:39(UTC)
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To: Steven McCann: You are, of course correct. However, AC will be prepared for all the other questions posted. All you will get is bluster and double talk. Same old rubbish from a period which is now behind us all.

I expect that if he is asked the question about improving Scottish football, he will be lost. And that would be fun.

And yes, I too support Killie and I was embarrassed to discover the Campbell connection.
Donald Hunter
Posted: 13 January 2011 16:24:50(UTC)
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..... Unless of course, he's reading this BB. Those Spinmeisters are real sneaky dudes.
Steven McCann
Posted: 13 January 2011 16:38:05(UTC)
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Donald Hunter - we must be from around the same neck of the woods - I'm 20 miles or so along the A71. A Scottish MEP recently tabled a motion on football and was interviewed live on BBC radio. He realised his mistake after the second question.

It would be fun to actually see how they get to grips with a more intelligent and savvy electorate. With the expenses fiasco and now the banks seemingly muscling to get their way what would happen if this resulted in the country going back to the polls? Who would they vote for. There's a simple solution to the banking issue which does not involve politicians.

Tell a docker, miner and artic driver that they are losing their jobs and that the likelihood of them getting a job in todays environment is going to be real difficult. In the same breath tell them that bankers are getting bonuses of a million pounds or more......

Ladysaver
Posted: 13 January 2011 17:18:25(UTC)
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I'm with Snoekie and Smithy on this one.
Snoekie - they will be paying him, and if my own experience of being forced to listen to his self-justifying, self-glorifying b-ll---t at a (separate) industry dinner is anything to go by, he charges a fat fee.
There is not a single question I would want to waste one second putting to this dishonest, disreputable, hypocritical little monster and I hope that UK politics has now been cleansed of him and all those like him.
Donald Hunter
Posted: 13 January 2011 17:30:48(UTC)
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How about, what would be the impact on Oil E&P share prices focussed on the North Sea if Scotland were to attain independence?

hmmm?
Nick-
Posted: 13 January 2011 20:20:56(UTC)
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Does he consider himself to be like "Rasputin" in British politics using and manipulating T Blair to his way of thinking, or was it the other way around, just a game used only as a willing scapegoat?
Angus Galloway
Posted: 14 January 2011 16:12:23(UTC)
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Question for Alastair Campell: can you comment on the thesis that Brown and Blair made a effective ruling combination,one Strategist and one presenter. One long term thinker and one short term oportunist? ( Nothing necessarily wrong in moving with events. It's what this site is all about).
Ken Johnston
Posted: 14 January 2011 20:28:39(UTC)
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Why would you want to hear what that t***** has to say.
A man who helped take us into an illegal war ? Who manufactured the "evidence" with that b****** Blair.
All those men, women and children slaughtered for, precisely what.
So that Blair, who did'nt do God, could grin at God sitting on his shoulder and think what a great guy I am. Arn't I, God.
Jesus Christ. What an f***** pair.
Geoff Evans
Posted: 15 January 2011 05:00:00(UTC)
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Ken,They were slaughtered for Israel. Look at Blair and bush in profile,they are descended from OstenJuden.Ever hear of the "Protocols of the Elders of Zion".Think about the people who control the world.
Malcolm Lewis
Posted: 17 January 2011 17:09:51(UTC)
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Who does he regard as the bigger liar TB or himself?
Rich Harris (Citywire)
Posted: 20 January 2011 11:40:22(UTC)
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Thanks all for some excellent questions. Time was against us so we couldn't ask them all, but we did at least clear up the confusion about which football team he supports.

Watch the interview here: <a href="http://www.citywire.co.uk/money/alastair-campbell-life-was-great-under-labour-and-why-i-want-to-manage-burnley/a464342">http://www.citywire.co.uk/money/alastair-campbell-life-was-great-under-labour-and-why-i-want-to-manage-burnley/a464342</a>
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