“A bully and a coward and like most coward’s a hypocrite as well.” That is how Alastair Campbell describes the Daily Mail’s editor Paul Dacre.
A bit rich, some might say, coming from the former the head of communications for Tony Blair.
The combative and eloquent King of Spin has a reputation among many journalists for his belligerence.
He is widely painted as a bully. YouTube is replete with videos of him going toe to toe with a who’s who of political figures and journalists.
It’s clear Campbell has a public platform and voice that few others enjoy. He’s now setting about using it to try and stop Brexit.
Another of his quotes, recently tweeted goes: “Unless Brexit gets fucked Britain is fucked. Zealots, ideologues, cowardly MPs and far right media the only ones keeping the fuckery alive”
Nothing too explosive. But then again, a recent YouGov poll showed that Britons now think that voting Brexit was the wrong decision in their highest numbers – 47%.