Alastair Campbell has called the Prime Minister's stance on the TV leaders' debates "morally cowardly and democratically wrong".
Labour's former director of communications wrote on his blog: "How well I remember David Cameron proclaiming how marvellous the TV leaders' debates were and, more importantly, how vital they were to the democratic process in the modern media age.
"And how pathetic it is, five years on, to watch his wriggling and weaselling to avoid them.
"If Ed Miliband is as hopeless as Cameron and his press poodles say he is, why is the Tory leader so scared of going head-to-head over an extended period live on TV?"
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Alastair Campbell, the former director of communications to former Labour prime minister Tony Blair, has promised in a tweet to donate £10,000 to the Conservative party if they back minimum unit pricing for alcohol.
It will make me feel unclean to be Tory donor but if David Cameron commits to Minimum Unit Pricing I will make 10k donation to Tory party
Campbell has written extensively about his drinking problem which caused him to give up alcohol aged 27, and said in September that Britain needed to admit it had a drinking problem.
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Burnley is the most enterprising area of the UK, with a "pioneering" culture and economic prospects, according to the Government.
The Lancashire town won one of four categories in the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills' Enterprising Britain Awards.
Former Number 10 press secretary Alastair Campbell told Daybreak how the Lancashire market town benefitted enormously from the community spirit of local entrepreneurs.
He said: "One of the best things that happened in Burnley was that local businesses came together in what is called a Bondholder scheme and basically started to cooperate, work together on a deliberate strategic plan to promote Burnley in a better light."
When pressed whether that meant action in Syria, Mr Campbell said he thought it would be "very, very hard for the world to stand aside giving what we know has happened even before the use of chemical weapons".
Mr Campbell, who was Number 10's Director of Communications when the Iraq war started in 2003, added that the United Nations "isn't a judgement body, it's a political body".
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Tony Blair's former No 10 communications director, Alastair Campbell, says he is surprised David Cameron has rejected "an important part" of Leveson's recommendations. Mr Campbell said the report made sense of the "mess the press got themselves into".
Responding to Alastair Campbell's earlier comments, the Former Liberal Democrat leader Sir Menzies Campbell said: "Why on earth would Rupert Murdoch ring Tony Blair three times in the week before the invasion of Iraq if he was not trying to influence the British prime minister?
"Mr Murdoch's intervention was clearly designed to steer Tony Blair in the direction of those in the United States, including [US President] Bush, who were determined to take action against Saddam Hussein and to ignore illegality."
Alastair Campbell has told the BBC's Today programme that Tony Blair's views on Iraq were well known and that Rupert Murdoch did not influence them. He said:
I wasn't listening to the call but I do record Tony Blair's mild irritation and our feeling that this was just part of pressure ... I don't think there is a single person in the world who was not aware of what Tony Blair's view was on Iraq and how much his determination was to ensure that Saddam Hussein was dealt with ... I don't think you can say this was Rupert Murdoch saying 'hey Tony, you've got to go to war'. I think that really does overstate it.