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Huge swathes of the country could not accept the current Labour party in power - Alistair Campbell

May 5, 2018 2:14 PM
By Bryan Lewis

Alistair Campbell

Alistair Campbell, the former Labour spin doctor said in a speech that "huge swathes of the country could not accept the current Labour Party in power".

He said, "You're talking here about the government, which is possibly the worst government in living memory. You've had Windrush, you've had Grenfell, you've had the Brexit negotiations going from bad to worse, you've had the National Health Service under more pressure than it's been for a long, long time, serial incompetence day after day after day, yet the public do not seem in nearly sufficient numbers remotely interested in supporting the Labour Party."

Mr Campbell backs the Liberal Democrat policy that we should have a referendum on the terms of the Brexit deal and said "My Labour tribalism is being pushed to the limit by the return of militant-style nastiness in local politics, by my revulsion that any antisemitism has been allowed to fester, by the feeling that some in the leadership and their supporters feel much greater animus against other Labour supporters than against Tories."