Alan Johnson: Leave Campaign About "People Living In The Past"

4 October 2016, 14:00

Alan Johnson Fears Labour "Being Left In The Past"

Former Labour Home Secretary Alan Johnson says he fears Labour might be left in the past as politics and the public move on.


Former Home Secretary Alan Johnson says the Leave campaign was "about people living in the past" and added that he fears his own Labour party might be going the same way.

Joining James O'Brien in the LBC studio, Johnson was asked what the root cause of the current crises facing Labour was.

He pointed to the election defeats of 2010 and 2015 and a wave of anti-political sentiment amongst the public.

"There's a wider point about this. It's about the party not actually living in the 21st Century, the problems we face now. Going back to the 70s, 80s, sometimes the 90s."

After an attack on the Tories, Johnson said: "Europe was about people living in the past, the referendum on the Leave side, I believe, most of their rhetoric.

"We don't want to fall into that trap."

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