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Former Home Secretary Alan Johnson on social housing post-Grenfell
Beyond of course, the enormous personal tragedies of the Grenfell fire, one of its wider legacies has been to shine an unforgiving light on Britain’s social housing. The former Home Secretary Alan Johnson grew up in the slums of North Kensington, eventually bulldozed to make way for Grenfell. For his generation, a council home was…
Shadow Chancellor Alan Johnson resigns
Labour’s Alan Johnson resigns from his post as Shadow Chancellor citing personal reasons. Political Editor Gary Gibbon looks at what the abrupt departure means for the future of the opposition.
Alan Johnson leads Shadow Cabinet appointments
Ed Miliband appoints Alan Johnson as Shadow Chancellor – and Johnson tells Channel 4 News that Labour will oppose changes to child benefit and the erosion of “the precious principle of universality”.
Boris Johnson’s career hangs in the balance over Iran gaffe
Channel 4 News has learnt that the Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson will meet with the family of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, the British woman imprisoned in Iran.
It’s the wrong time to oust Miliband, Johnson says
Alan Johnson dismisses talk of a Labour plot and that he is being lined up to replace Ed Miliband, telling the party to “get a grip”.
Boris Johnson backs living wage rise
As the living wage rises from £7.20 to £7.45, Boris Johnson joins Labour in calling for more employers to boost low wages. But is it bad for business? Channel 4 News investigates.
FactCheck: Boris Johnson and the Olympic rings of truth
“Yes, there are Olympic virtues. No they’re not the ones Boris Johnson – in his finest rhetorical mode – listed. And no, they’re nothing to do with the rings.”
Martin Johnson quits as England rugby coach
England rugby union team manager Martin Johnson resigns after a dismal World Cup. But why, asks Ben Monro-Davies, did the RFU take the massive gamble of appointing him in the first place?
Johnson out, Balls in. Everyone’s a winner?
Drinks all round, it seems. Labour gets its bruising economic brain Ed Balls in the Shadow Chancellor brief. He will attack relentlessly and with authority.
Our Political Editor says that Alan Johnson’s resignation involved “affairs of the heart” – but there was little love lost until recently between the two Eds now at the top of the Labour Party.
Johnson’s appointment ‘both unexpected and inspired’
Ed Miliband’s choice of Alan Johnson as his new Shadow Chancellor was “both unexpected and inspired”, writes Labour’s former communications chief, Lance Price.
Johnson: 83 per cent of asylum cases not genuine?
The Home Secretary says 83 per cent of asylum cases aren’t genuine – but do the figures back him up? FactCheck doesn’t think so.
Political heavyweights do battle over AV vote
Former home secretaries John Reid and Alan Johnson go head-to-head on Channel 4 News ahead of the referendum on AV, as an expert panel analyses the “Yes” and “No” campaigns.
FactCheck: Cooper cuts a thin blue line
The claim “Yvette Cooper should know that Alan Johnson refused to guarantee police numbers, and (Ed) Balls admitted he would cut force budgets by over £1bn a year” Policing Minister Nick Herbert MP, Radio 4’s World this Weekend