Oh shucks Alastair, we love you too

Since Alastair Campbell is no longer in Downing Street, he seems comfortable criticising tabloid hacks and the work they do rather freely.

Besides coining it in with his recent diaries, Campbell is now on the lecture circuit and, I assume, swelling his pockets from such appearances.

At a recent dinner organised by stockbroker firm Brewin and Dolphin, he was asked for his view on ‒ wait for it ‒ tabloid journalists. He replied: “It is a ten-letter word beginning with A.”

Last time Axe counted, arseholes had nine letters, so what could he possibly have in mind? It’s all a bit rich coming from one who once took a shilling or two from Mirror Group when Robert Maxwell was at the helm. Pots, kettles and black….

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