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Alan Johnson MP - UK Home Secretary 2009 - 2010

The British public appears increasingly alienated from mainstream politics and politicians - a phenomenon which can also be seen in other mature democracies. Stephen Sackur speaks to Alan Johnson, who held a series of cabinet posts in the last Labour Government. He's that rare breed, a politician who grew up in poverty and worked his way up from the bottom. Has today's professionalised class of politicians lost touch with real life?

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30 minutes

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Thu 16 May 2013 10:35


Role Contributor
PresenterStephen Sackur
Interviewed GuestAlan Johnson