Alan Johnson

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Making a Splash! The politicians who couldn’t say no to reality TV
Several current and former UK MPs have risked derision by appearing on shows such as I’m a Celebrity …

Nadia Khomami Arts and culture correspondent

01, Nov, 2022 @3:18 PM

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Suella Braverman is shortest-serving home secretary at 43 days
Which politicians trail Braverman as shortest-serving home secretaries in modern times?

Ben Quinn

19, Oct, 2022 @5:22 PM

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Alan Johnson accidentally ate the Queen’s corgis’ biscuits, book reveals
Former Labour health secretary also tells author monarch was ‘good company’ and talked about Diana

Matthew Weaver

17, Mar, 2022 @10:53 AM

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From Bill Clinton to Robert Peston: celebrity crime fiction on trial
After you’ve written your memoir, publishers these days want anyone famous to write crime novels. We put 10 of the most well-known in the dock

Mark Lawson

17, Dec, 2021 @11:14 AM

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Alan Johnson: ‘John Betjeman was wrong about Slough’
The former health secretary and acclaimed memoirist on his rock’n’roll past, how the Litvinenko poisoning inspired his new thriller, and how he’d have handled Covid

Kate Kellaway

21, Aug, 2021 @5:00 PM

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What a public inquiry into Covid must cover | Letters
Letters: Wendy Savage sheds light on a people’s inquiry that is already under way, plus letters by Neil Hornsby, Dr Richard Carter and Alan Marsden


19, Mar, 2021 @3:58 PM

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Who'd be a health secretary? Five former incumbents on the toughest gig in politics
With Matt Hancock under fire, former health secretaries discuss their highs and lows and how they dealt with pandemics

Andrew Anthony

17, May, 2020 @6:00 AM

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A Labour defeat, yes, but this was not nearly as bad as 1983 | Andy Beckett
The party’s policies on the big issues of the day could sow the seeds for future success, says Guardian columnist Andy Beckett

Andy Beckett

19, Dec, 2019 @6:28 PM

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Elmo's antics and Alan Johnson's rage: strangest moments of election night
Sturgeon’s celebrations, Francois’ analogies, and two different Johnsons going off on one live on air. What you missed while you were asleep

Martin Belam

13, Dec, 2019 @9:22 AM

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Gravitas, surprises and John Bercow: TV election night coverage
The BBC goes in heavy, Channel 4 goes for laughs and Sky News boasts the former Speaker as a pundit

Harriet Sherwood

07, Dec, 2019 @8:28 PM

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As David Cameron tells all, a guide to the best political memoirs
To coincide with publication of For the Record, a round-up of the best career reckonings by politicians

Gaby Hinsliff

19, Sep, 2019 @9:42 AM

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Labour heading for Brexit strategy showdown in Brighton
Activists and MPs set for battle over party’s official Brexit line at next week’s conference

Heather Stewart

18, Sep, 2019 @7:44 PM

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