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Alan Johnson: “Momentum, by now, should have disbanded”

The former Health Secretary and Remain campaign leader on electoral reform, what the Tories got wrong on Europe—and why Momentum should disband

By Stephanie Boland  

Former health minister Alan Johnson. Photo: PA

Alan Johnson is midway through talking about the European Union when he says the magic words: “I don’t have to cater to a constituency anymore.” We’re deep in a warren of corridors within Westminster’s Methodist Central Hall, in an otherwise empty room lined with chairs. One table holds a small stack of mugs, and a coffee urn. It is not clear whether the urn has coffee in, or whether the room—which has the air of school classroom when all of the children…

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