Does Alastair Campbell make you angry?
This week's New Statesman is guest-edited by Alastair Campbell, an event that has garnered the magazine more coverage than it has enjoyed in a long time. Responses in the press have been mixed, but largely positive, with praise from the Spectator and Iain Dale's Diary. Even Robert Colvile in the Telegraph, who calls the magazine issue "a triumph of spin over substance" describes Campbell's editorial as "lively and well-written" and his interview with Sir
Alec Alex Ferguson as "top-notch".
Campbell's stint as editor has, however, provoked a protest by Suzanne Moore, and if you look at the comments posted under her Daily Mail article it is clear that Campbell is still a controversial figure for many.
On tomorrow night's Culture Show, Mark Kermode and Alastair Campbell watch Armando Iannucci's new feature film In the Loop and give their verdicts. Featuring many characters from The Thick of It caught up in a war in the Middle East, we thought that Campbell's view of the political satire would be very interesting.
Let us know what you think of Alastair Campbell's appearance on the show and his abilities as a reviewer.