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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”.
Sir Alan Duncan: Boris Johnson is ‘a phenomenon but utterly exasperating’
Now Sir Alan Duncan left government in 2019, after working in Westminster for nearly three decades as an MP and government minister. His diaries are now being published in a book out next week. ‘In the Thick of It’ covers the fall of two prime ministers and the fallout of the Brexit referendum with acerbic…
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.
Johnson says he has ‘guts’ to tackle problems previous governments have shirked
Boris Johnson told the Conservative Party conference that his government will fix the “long-term structural problems of the British economy”. He distanced himself from previous Conservative administrations, saying he would deal with problems that “no government has had the guts to tackle before”. He also said he would rebalance the country’s “lop-sided” economy, making big…
FactCheck: Boris Johnson repeats claim that no country has a functioning Covid-19 tracing app
The Prime Minister says no country has a “functional” Covid-19 tracing app. But dozens of countries have launched apps designed to warn citizens of possible infection.
Johnson facing crunch vote on Brexit deal on Super Saturday
Conservative Brexiteers are overwhelmingly backing the deal as it allows Britain, but not Northern Ireland, a more distant Canada-style relationship with the EU.
Brexit deal hangs in balance ahead of key EU summit
The attempt to reach a Brexit deal before tomorrow’s European summit is going down to the wire.
How Boris Johnson has changed his views on Europe
What has the PM said about Europe over the years?
FactCheck: is Boris Johnson really giving the NHS “new money”?
NHS experts have cast doubt on whether the £1.8bn is really new, and whether it is enough to make a difference to cash-strapped hospitals.
FactCheck: how representative is Johnson’s first cabinet?
Boris Johnson has given 33 MPs a seat round the cabinet table.
Minister quits and tries to force emergency debate on Boris Johnson
The Conservative leadership ballot closed this afternoon and we’ll get the result tomorrow, but few doubt Boris Johnson has won.
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”.