• I remember talking to Alex Ferguson about Tony [Blair] and Gordon [Brown], and he said: "Why doesn't Tony just get rid of him?" But if you sack someone in football, they can't turn up to training the next day. In politics they're still on the pitch. Gordon would still have been a big player.

    "Alastair Campbell on spin, Iraq and a recurring nightmare about Tony Blair and Gordon Brown". Interview with Simon Kelner, March 25, 2016.
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