Alan Johnson

Alan Johnson Thinks Nigel Farage Could Help Keep Britain In The UK

The Huffington Post UK | Graeme Demianyk and Paul Waugh | Posted 02.07.2015 | UK Politics

Alan Johnson, the former Cabinet minister fronting Labour's EU referendum campaign, has said Nigel Farage would be the ideal opponent in the fight to ...

Alan Johnson Is Nigel Farage's Biggest Fan. Guess Why

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Waugh and Graeme Demianyk | Posted 03.07.2015 | UK Politics

Alan Johnson is dressed for summer. Wearing a floral shirt, canvas trousers and deck shoes, he looks much younger than a 65-year-old former ...

Ned Simons

Alan Johnson Accuses Tessa Jowell's Labour Rivals In Mayor Race Of Ageism

HuffingtonPost.com | Ned Simons | Posted 23.06.2015 | UK Politics

Tessa Jowell's rivals to be Labour's candidate for London mayor have been accused of ageism by former home secretary Alan Johnson. Jowell, 67, is f...

Why We Need to Defend Aspiration

John Bird | Posted 04.06.2015 | UK Politics
John Bird

There is a real problem for the Labour Party over aspiration and social mobility - and it goes to heart of the major fault lines that exist in its founding... The Labour Party and the trade union movement have a proud record of helping the aspirational. They should be making more of it, not less if it. And Sadiq Khan should be celebrating the social elevation that aspiration and perspiration brought to his life. Without it he would not be a prospective candidate to replace Boris. And we, the public, would not have been able to decide on his merits, or otherwise in the forthcoming mayoral race.

Alan Johnson Says He Really, Honestly Doesn't Want To Be Labour Leader

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Jessica Elgot | Posted 10.11.2014 | UK Politics

Alan Johnson has made another bid to quash rumours he could take over from Ed Miliband - ruling out ever running for the Labour leadership. The for...

Balls And Miliband 'Tensions' Over 50p Tax Plans

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 31.01.2014 | UK Politics

Ed Miliband wants to keep Labour's proposed 50p tax in place permanently, which is at odds with Ed Balls, who only wants it to be temporary, accordin...

This Week Finishes With Neil, Portillo And Johnson Waving To Queen

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 12.12.2013 | UK Politics

This Week, Andrew Neil's often unmissable overview of the last seven days in Westminster, featured a bizarre denouement on Thursday, with the host, fo...

'Bring Back The Grown-Ups'

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 13.08.2013 | UK Politics

Ed Miliband must "bring back the grown-ups" to strengthen his team and his message, an influential former MP said on Tuesday. Chris Mullin, a forme...

The Answer to Farage, and the Solution for Cameron and Miliband: Sitting on Andrew Neil's 'This Week' Sofa

Alan Wager | Posted 09.07.2013 | UK Politics
Alan Wager

Now the 'send in the clowns' shtick has gone stale, it's now time to send in the 'political has-beens'. If either Michael Portillo or Alan Johnson remained on the front-line of British politics, their respective parties would be far more likely to win the next general election.

Mehdi's Morning Memo: 'A Collection Of Clowns And Angry People'

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 29.04.2013 | UK Politics

The ten things you need to know on Monday 29 April 2013... 1) 'A COLLECTION OF CLOWNS AND ANGRY PEOPLE' Two things have become clear over the pa...

Words Matter

David Burrowes MP | Posted 17.12.2012 | UK Politics
David Burrowes MP

I said in the Commons yesterday that the Home Secretary had saved my constituent's life. Some MPs, such as the former Home Secretary Alan Johnson reacted with incredulity. It was of course Alan Johnson who in 2009 refused to step in and stop Gary's extradition when medical evidence made clear that he would take his own life.

Ned Simons

United States 'Disappointed' At Gary McKinnon Decision, Insists Treaty Is 'Fair'

HuffingtonPost.com | Ned Simons | Posted 16.10.2012 | UK Politics

The United States has said it is "disappointed" by Theresa May's decision to block the extradition of Gary McKinnon and has insisted the extradition t...

Sex Pistol For 'Question Time': Can He Keep It Clean?

PA | Posted 04.07.2012 | UK Entertainment

Former Sex Pistols frontman John Lydon is swapping anarchy for current affairs to appear on Question Time. The punk pioneer, formerly known as John...

Alan Johnson for Mayor in 2016?

Rayhan Haque | Posted 24.07.2012 | UK Politics
Rayhan Haque

Alan Johnson MP has revealed that he is considering a bid for London Mayor in 2016. Here are four reasons why he is Labour's best choice.

Former Home Secretary Alan Johnson Could Run For London Mayor In 2016

Posted 18.05.2012 | UK Politics

Former Labour home secretary Alan Johnson has indicated he would be prepared to run for Mayor London in 2016, having decided against taking on Boris J...

Johnson: I Would Have Quit Over Qatada 'Cock-Up'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 10.05.2012 | UK Politics

Theresa May should have resigned over the Home Office's mishandling of the appeal deadline when trying to deport terror suspect Abu Qatada, according ...

What Happens If Osborne Starts 2012 With Growth?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 06.04.2012 | UK Politics

At exactly 9:30am on Wednesday the 25th of April, Britain will find out whether it's back in recession. A few people will find out earlier, one of the...

Chris Wimpress

Alan Johnson: Ed Miliband Needs To Relax

HuffingtonPost.com | Chris Wimpress | Posted 24.03.2012 | UK Politics

Alan Johnson has a very nice office. It's on the corner of a building at the end of Whitehall, with gorgeous views over the Palace of Westminster and...

Former Labour Home Sec Comes To Miliband's Defence In Union Row

PA | Posted 18.03.2012 | UK Politics

Former home secretary Alan Johnson has launched a furious retaliation against Ed Miliband's union critics, branding them "delusional". The MP backe...

'The Message Is Not Getting Through': Alan Johnson On Labour

PA | Posted 09.01.2012 | UK Politics

Ed Miliband must work harder to get his message across to the public if Labour is to recover from a "shaky start" to 2012, senior Labour MP Alan Johns...

Which Senior Labour Figure Is Backing Next Week's Strikes?

PA | Posted 25.11.2011 | UK Politics

A senior Labour politician has backed next week's public sector pensions strike despite Ed Miliband's calls for union chiefs and ministers to "leave n...

Alan Johnson's Ex-Police Bodyguard Sacked Amid Rumours Of Affair With MP's Wife

PA | Posted 22.01.2012 | UK Politics

Alan Johnson's ex-police bodyguard has been sacked by Scotland Yard after an investigation into an alleged affair with the former home secretary's wif...

Not Enough is Being said About the Inequality for Palestinians in Israel

Ben White | Posted 12.12.2011 | Home
Ben White

In a Middle East country, a minority is threatened. Around 30,000 face forcible relocation by the government, while elected officials talk of the need...

'Trader From Hell': Cameron and Obama Are Slaves To The Capitalist Gang Bang

The Huffington Post UK | Stephen Hull | Posted 03.12.2011 | UK

Just when it looked like his 15 minutes of fame were over Alessio Rastani has struck TV gold again. This time he’s described David Cameron and Ba...

Skunk: Jacqui Smith's Other Injustice

Jason Reed | Posted 30.10.2011 | UK Politics
Jason Reed

In the last thrashes of Gordon Brown's Labour government, the Prime Minister and the consecutive Home Secretaries of Alan Johnson & Jacqui Smith once more took political umbrage with cannabis.