May 1997: where did it all go wrong? A clue…

In Uncategorized on April 27, 2017 by kmflett

In the current issue of the New Statesman John Harris asks ‘from Blair to Brexit, where did it all go wrong?’.

This is a complex matter and at 20 years distance possibly not one that can be definitively answered yet with many of the main figures of May 1997 still active.

However I can offer one possible clue from Alastair Campbell’s diary for 27th April 1997

We had dinner with Ross and Rebekah Wade (deputy editor of the News of the World and fiancee of Ross Kemp). He was a very nice bloke, very down on a lot of his fellow stars, big against drugs’


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