The Blair Years is a book by Alastair Campbell, featuring extracts from his diaries detailing the period during which he worked for Tony Blair. Published by Random House, the book was released on 9 July 2007, only two weeks after Blair stood down as Prime Minister. As the first published major insider diary of the Blair era, many of the revelations in the book were reported on by major news organisations, including:
Blair had considered resigning as early as June 2002.
During the build-up to the Commons vote on the Iraq War, civil servants had been making contingency plans for an interim government led by Deputy Prime MinisterJohn Prescott had Blair lost the vote.
BBC 2 produced a three-part series entitled "The Alastair Campbell Diaries" based on the book.