That is until yesterday. Yesterday I heard him on the BBC’s Any Questions, which in spite of the tediousness of Jonathan Dimblebore, who seems incapable of not talking over his guests, is frequently an opportunity to hear some of the movers and shakers discussing important current events. Campbell towered over the other panellists - particularly the ridiculous Chris Grayling who couldn’t shake a jelly if he fell into it - talking not only eminent sense, but with a passion and assertiveness that is sadly lacking in the Labour Party.
It can be the case, that hearing someone intensely disliked espousing a cause in which one strongly believes, can dispel that belief, not wishing to be associated, even by shared cause, with the person concerned. Well, not so with Campbell. He came over very well indeed, and I should also add that Rebecca Long-Bailey, Labour MP for Salford and Eccles, was also very impressive.
Why is it that people like these are not leading the Labour Party in the fight-back against the Tories, who as our Prime Minister herself said not too long ago, really are the nasty party? I think Campbell should consider very seriously becoming an MP. He could be leading the party in a few years’ time and God knows it needs some leadership.