Alan Johnson

Few knew the full extent of the hostilities in the Teebee/Geebee camps

The uphill task of judging whether Tony Blair was a villain or hero

16 March 2019 9:00 am

On the day that Tony Blair left the Commons chamber for the last time (to a standing ovation led by…

Alan Johnson and Michael Portillo on This Week

Alan Johnson’s diary: I’m not sure I’d have had the guts to join a new party

2 March 2019 9:00 am

The separation between ‘members’ and ‘strangers’ always struck me as being one of the most archaic aspects of the House…

What happened to British communism?

16 January 2016 9:00 am

Like most trade unionists in the 1970s and 80s I worked with a fair few communists. Men like Dickie Lawlor,…

Bobby Moore in 1966 — so far the only Englishman to lift the World Cup

‘Like Superman stopping a runaway train’: when Bobby Moore tackled Jairzinho

20 September 2014 9:00 am

Nothing illustrates the transformation in the working lives of professional footballers since the end of the maximum wage better than…

Our leaders have betrayed the noble worker. Oh really?

12 April 2014 9:00 am

In his essay on the ‘Peculiarities of the English’, E.P. Thompson gave his theoretical definition of class: When we speak…