Alan Johnson

PM Tony Blair Nearly Named A Government Department 'The Ministry Of Penis'

The Huffington Post | Ryan Barrell | Posted 12.09.2016 | UK Comedy

A new book penned by Tony Blair’s former Secretary of State for Trade and Industry has revealed the department was almost named something very inapp...

Drumbeats and Transcripts: Labour Needs to Stop Undermining Corbyn and Start Training Fire on a Feckless Government

Karl Davis | Posted 05.08.2016 | UK
Karl Davis

Having been forced to suffer the debate between pro and anti Corbyn campaigners, and found myself summarising the content into an exchange between two imaginary people, Tom being in favour of Corbyn, and Jennifer being firmly against. If it were recorded as a transcript, it would have read something like this:

Corbyn Told To Quit By His Labour MPs

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 29.06.2016 | UK Politics

Jeremy Corbyn faced a verbal onslaught from his own MPs as they urged him to quit as Labour leader for the sake of the party. In an extraordinary meet...

Corbyn Blamed For Labour Brexit Votes

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 24.06.2016 | UK Politics

UPDATE: A bitter battle over Jeremy Corbyn’s role in the EU referendum campaign has erupted as Labour MPs blamed him for the huge Brexit vot...

Alan Johnson Attacks Brexit 'Extremists', Iain Duncan Smith Hits Back

The Huffington Post | Ned Simons | Posted 10.05.2016 | UK Politics

Alan Johnson has branded pro-Brexit MPs "extremists" in an attack that was angrily rejected by former Tory cabinet minister Iain Duncan Smith who accu...

Corbyn: Stop Blaming EU 'Foreigners'

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 14.04.2016 | UK Politics

Jeremy Corbyn has rejected claims that “too many” migrants have come to the UK as he urged Britons to vote to stay in the European Union. In his m...

Labour's 'In' Campaign Must Be Smarter and More Honest Than the Tories

Lance Price | Posted 01.03.2016 | UK Politics
Lance Price

By having an honest discussion with the voters, Labour has a much-needed opportunity to get a hearing, to win back some credibility as a serious party, and above all to do the right thing by Britain.

Iain Duncan Smith Ridiculed: Not A 'Political All-Star'

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Waugh | Posted 21.02.2016 | UK Politics

Labour’s Alan Johnson has ridiculed Iain Duncan Smith after he claimed the UK could face Paris-style terror attacks unless it quit the EU. As the...

Tory Cabinet Minister Pens Scathing Condemnation Of Britain's EU Membership

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 13.01.2016 | UK Politics

Tory Cabinet Minister Chris Graying condemned the current terms of the European Union as “disastrous” for Britain on Thursday, warning that closer...

Commons People Politics Podcast: Hilary Benn, Syria Bombing and Labour Deselection Fears

The Huffington Post UK | Owen Bennett | Posted 29.01.2016 | UK Politics

Extending UK bombing raids against so-called IS into Syria was the top story of the political week, with MPs backing the action in a late-night Common...

Alan Johnson, Yvette Cooper and Margaret Beckett Take On The Corbynites In Syria Debate

The Huffington Post UK | Owen Bennett | Posted 02.12.2015 | UK Politics

Labour grandees in favour of bombing Daesh in Syria hit out at the “self-righteous certitude” of their “finger jabbing” colleagues against suc...

EU Referendum: Britain Will Be Less Secure Outside The EU, Warns Labour's Alan Johnson

The Huffington Post UK | Owen Bennett | Posted 01.12.2015 | UK Politics

Leaving the EU will make the UK “less secure”, former Home Secretary Alan Johnson insisted today as he launched Labour’s In For Britain campaign...

Alan Johnson Just Got Really Angry At Being Accused Of Undermining Jeremy Corbyn

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 24.11.2015 | UK Politics

Former home secretary Alan Johnson engaged in a bitter row with Left Unity's Simon Hardy on the BBC's Daily Politics on Tuesday, telling him he was no...

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Alan Johnson 'Satisfied' Jeremy Corbyn Is Committed To Pro-EU Campaign | Ned Simons | Posted 20.10.2015 | UK Politics

Alan Johnson has said pro-Europeans have an "obligation" to warn voters about the dangers of Britain leaving the EU, amid accusations they are "peddli...

'Labour Blindly Vowing To Stay In The EU Encourages Cameron To Give Away Workers' Rights'

The Huffington Post UK | Owen Bennett | Posted 28.09.2015 | UK Politics

Labour “blindly embracing” the campaign to stay in the European Union will encourage David Cameron to negotiate away workers’ rights, one of Bri...

Labour Leadership Candidates, Peers, Alumni, Grandees: ENOUGH!

George Dokimakis | Posted 14.08.2016 | UK Politics
George Dokimakis

How dare you declare that if you lose you will not support the new leader? We had one sore loser, David, that instead of staying on and helping his brother and his party win the election, he resigned and left. He showed what was important to him and it was not the Labour party and the people of this country. We do not need any more people like that.

'Madness': Johnson On Corbyn's Nutty Boys And Girls

The Huffington Post Uk | Paul Waugh | Posted 04.08.2015 | UK Politics

Labour members should "end the madness" of Corbynmania and opt instead for Yvette Cooper, former Home Secretary Alan Johnson has declared. Confirmi...

Alan Johnson To Break Silence On Labour Leadership

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Waugh | Posted 03.08.2015 | UK Politics

Former Home Secretary Alan Johnson has decided to back Yvette Cooper’s bid to become the next Labour leader, The Huffington Post UK has learned. ...

Forget Farage, this is the man who wants to lead Brexit campaign

The Huffington Post UK | Owen Bennett | Posted 05.07.2015 | UK Politics

A leading businessman and former Labour trade minister has offered to lead the ‘out’ campaign in the UK’s European Union referendum. Lord Dig...

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 03.08.2015 | 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 Cabinet mi...

Ned Simons

Alan Johnson Accuses Tessa Jowell's Labour Rivals In Mayor Race Of Ageism | 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 04.06.2016 | 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...