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Friend of Tortoise Exclusive

In conversation with Alastair Campbell

In conversation with Alastair Campbell

This event is exclusive to Friends of Tortoise

Tortoise Lates: Power and the Press

An evening of conversations exploring the interplay of power, politics and the press. Hear untold war stories, behind-the-scenes gossip and insightful revelations from inside the “dark arts” of reputation management and political communications. 

Alastair Campbell knows how media works. An accomplished writer, communicator and strategist best known for his role as former British prime minister Tony Blair’s spokesman, press secretary and director of communications and strategy. One-on-one with Tortoise editor-in-chief James Harding, Alastair will unpick how Westminster’s class of 2022 speaks to the electorate, and the world. Where are they going wrong, what are they getting right, and what should we watch out for in future Government communications, both formal and informal? How have the terms of engagement changed since the 00s, and what does this mean for truth, transparency and trust in politics?

editor and invited experts

James Harding
Editor and Co-founder

Alastair Campbell
Writer, former British spokesman, press secretary, director of communications and strategy