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Review: This Boy by Alan Johnson

by Stephen Tall on October 25, 2015

This Boy, Alan Johnson I’m late to the party on this, but what a fascinating memoir. Frank Skinner made the point in his own (brilliant) autobiography that you usually spend the first few chapters as a reader thinking to yourself (…)

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Labour reshuffle: Ed Miliband unveils Continuity Gordon Brown Party

by Stephen Tall on January 20, 2011

The Lib Dem response to Ed Balls’ appointment as Labour’s shadow chancellor, replacing Alan Johnson, has been swift. Stephen Williams, Co-Chair of the Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Treasury Committee, commented: “I wish Alan Johnson good luck for the future. “The decision to appoint Ed Balls as Shadow Chancellor shows that the Labour Party is now determined […]

How the media loves mixed messages (when they suit their own message)

by Stephen Tall on October 10, 2010

‘Conservative spending cuts are worse than Thatcher’s, says Alan Johnson’ shouts today’s Observer, reporting the paper’s interview with Labour’s incoming shadow chancellor. If the election had turned out differently — if Labour had won, rather than suffering one of the worst defeats in its history — the headline could have read a little different… Imagine […]

Huhne slams “shameful” Johnson over McKinnon extradition: “stop being an American poodle and start being a British bulldog”

by Stephen Tall on November 27, 2009

Lib Dem shadow home secretary Chris Huhne has slammed the decision of Labour’s Alan Johnson to refuse to block the extradition of Gary McKinnon – the self-confessed computer hacker with Asperger’s – to the US on medical grounds.
It is appalling that this Government places a higher value on a deeply unfair extradition agreement than […]

Daily View 2×2: 2 November 2009

by Stephen Tall on November 2, 2009

With just 59 days til the end of the third millennium’s first decade, we can celebrate the 72nd anniversary of the birth of BBC1, and that it’s 49 years to the day since Penguin Books was found not guilty of obscenity in the Lady Chatterley’s Lover case.
2 Big Stories

Johnson faces backlash over decision to […]

Better late than never

by Stephen Tall on October 26, 2009

Some positive news today in the fight for justice for Gary McKinnon, the Asperger’s sufferer and alleged computer hacker who is facing extradition to the USA, a fate which it is believed could jeopardise his health:
The Home Secretary confirmed today that he had “stopped the clock” on proceedings to extradite the British alleged hacker Gary […]

Simon Hughes challenges Home Secretary over McKinnon extradition

by Stephen Tall on July 7, 2009

Yesterday’s LDV highlighted an article by Lib Dem peer Lord (Alex) Carlile, urging that alleged computer hacker Gary McKinnon not be extradited to the USA to face charges – it is feared Mr McKinnon’s health could significantly deteriorate as a (…)

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