Monday, 23 October 2006

Campbell's depression.

Alastair Campbell has revealed that he suffered from depression.

Apparently this came about as part of a charity campaign last week to de-stigmatise mental health issues. Fair enough and I suppose it is commendable that several other celebrities have also stepped forward to speak out about their problems.

BUT - Alastair Campbell ! Surely some people just deserve to be depressed.

It would be nice to think that he had a moment of self-doubt at his part in 'sexing up' the case for taking the country into war. Or maybe a pang of guilt at his part in the suicide of Dr Kelly.

In the Roman Republic disgraced figures in public life would fall on their swords.

In Blair's Britain they seem to get a few weeks off for therapy and recuperation in Tuscany.Then they are rehabilitated in some other cushy adviser's role.

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