11 September 2020

Alistair Campbell reveals Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab has blocked him on Twitter after ‘Effing moonshot’ rant

Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab has blocked former Downing Street press secretary, now journalist, Alistair Campbell on Twitter.

Campbell, who worked as Tony Blair’s spokesman during his time in office, has been a long-time critic of the Government’s handling of the coronavirus crisis.

Raab has come under fire for how he has dealt with the coronavirus crisis (PA)

And following his attack on the Tories’ latest plan ‘Operation Moonshot’, the 63-year-old confirmed he has been muted by the First Secretary of State.

Alongside a screenshot showing Raab having blocked him, he said: "This is the most painful cancellation yet.

"Going back as far as Lord Carrington, I have talked to Foreign Secretaries, and had nice friendly conversations. 

"I have worked with Foreign Secretaries and discussed foreign policy. Some of my best friends have been Foreign Secretaries."

The move came just 11 hours after Campbell’s strongly-worded tweet about the Tories’ new strategy for the pandemic.

"Effing moonshot!!!!," he said. "Watching @Channel4News it is perfectly clear these useless lying charlatan t*****s couldn’t book an Uber."

The UK has the 13th highest number of coronavirus cases in the world with 358,138 positive tests as of Friday, September 11.

Britain also has the fifth highest death toll at 41,608 as signs of a second wave begin to appear due to the rising number of daily cases.

The Government announced earlier this week that as of Monday, September 14 it will be illegal to socialise in groups of more than six people.

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