Alan Johnson (for it is he) 2010: You don't need to be a professor of economics to be a Treasury minister.It is about getting up to speed very quickly and it is about listening to people.Particularly in this brief it is more about listening to people than reading up. I am not going to do an economics degree in the next few months
Alan Johnson (for it is also he) 2004: "I wasn't a Trot, I was more CPGB [Communist Party of Great Britain]. I did consider myself to be a Marxist - I read more chapters of Das Kapital than Harold Wilson.
Funny that Blair effect.
Er. Thats it.