Gordon Brown is looking for a "more political" and aggressive chief adviser to fulfil the role that Alastair Campbell performed for Tony Blair...The idea of Campbell returning to No 10 is bonkers. Apart from anything else, he and his spin and bullying will immediately become the story for a hostile press.
Mr Brown has floated the idea of appointing Alastair Campbell, but the former director of communications for Tony Blair is reluctant to take on the job again, having "got his life back".
Monday, 1 September 2008
Campbell wanted here?
The Independent has more on the ousting of outsider spin doctor Stephen Carter from No 10 by "Labour's old guard". Apparently: