Undercurrents: Alastair Campbell on New Labour and Brexit, Alistair Darling on the Financial Crisis

Ben and Alastair Campbell discuss the art of political leadership, while Agnes speaks with Alistair Darling to mark 10 years since the 2008 financial crisis.

Audio Updated 6 October 2020 Published 20 September 2018 62 minute listen

In the latest volume of his diaries, out this week, Alastair Campbell (former Director of Communications for Tony Blair) looks back on Gordon Brown’s time in office between 2007 and 2010.

Ben met Alastair to discuss among other things the art of political leadership, Brexit, the state of the Labour Party and policies to combat mental illness. Listen from 5:17.

This month marked 10 years since the 2008 financial crisis, an event that still weighs heavily on political systems across the world. Agnes visited London’s Guildhall to discuss the aftermath of the crash with Alistair Darling (former Chancellor of the Exchequer), who was speaking at an event organised by Chatham House’s Global Economy and Finance Department. Listen from 35:47.

Read the book: Alastair Campbell Diaries Volume 7: From Crash to Defeat 2007-2010

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