Alastair Campbell: daytime TV personality

The one-time warmonger’s stint on Good Morning Britain is a strange spectacle.

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Alastair Campbell, Tony Blair’s former spindoctor, kicked off his three-day stint as guest host of Good Morning Britain today.

It is a somewhat surreal spectacle. A man whose lies and spin helped take Britain into the Iraq War, a conflict that claimed the lives of thousands, is now fronting daytime TV. The one-time warmonger has become a cuddly TV personality. And we all know why.

Soon after the EU referendum, Campbell became a leading anti-Brexit figure. During the Brexit wars he was a constant irritant on our screens. Such is the anti-Brexit, anti-Boris bent of the broadcast media that Alastair ‘dodgy dossier’ Campbell is now frequently invited on to TV to hold forth about the ‘lies’ of Boris Johnson. Recently he went so far as to say that Johnson lies more than any previous prime minister. Apparently, magicking up evidence of weapons of mass destruction is nothing when compared to Boris’s refusal to fess up about who paid for his wallpaper.

In a media landscape in which people are cancelled for the most minor of linguistic indiscretions, Campbell’s newfound media career is revealing. His war on democracy has apparently more than made up for his warmongering.

Picture by: Getty.

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