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Alan Johnson, the unfashionable pragmatist

A politician more interested in striking deals than posturing? He belongs to another age

By Michael White   December 2016

Alan Johnson petitioning Downing Street with Hull trawler men ©Alan Johnson

The Long and Winding Road by Alan Johnson (Bantam Press, £16.99)

Alan Johnson will be speaking at the Prospect Book Club on 21st November.

Since Labour’s last election winner Tony Blair left office to a standing ovation from the House of Commons almost a decade ago, the party has been looking for a leader who can both enthuse its activists and win power in Parliament. In an age that…

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