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Though Cowards Flinch

Jeremy Corbyn likes to pretend he is at the head of a member-led, new model Labour Party but nothing could be further from the truth. In an interview with ITV, John McDonnell tries to defend the anti-EU position of the Labour leadership...Show More Summary

John McDonnell insists Labour will win a 'clear majority' despite slipping 4 points behind the Tories

John McDonnell insists Labour is heading for a majority government despite falling behind the Conservatives in two polls this week. The shadow chancellor told BI a recent poll putting the Tories four points ahead was "within the margin...Show More Summary

The politics of debt fetishism

One of the sillier sights of the last few days has been the media’s pestering of John McDonnell over the costs of government borrowing: I’m not just thinking of Andrew Neil’s childish “gotcha” question about current debt interest payments, but...

In defence of John McDonnell. Don Brind denounces the “interview as humiliation”

“If only we Germans had a word for it”. The BBC’s comedy news programme The Now Show came up with an imagined quote from Chancellor Angela Merkel reflecting on how her failure to form a new German coalition government was being relished by her detractors. Two alleged car crash interviews by the Shadow Chancellor John […]

John McDonnell says 'that's why we have iPads' after failing to explain Labour's borrowing plans

Labour's John McDonnell was pressed on his own spending plans while responding to the government's latest. The BBC asked him to spell out the precise cost of Labour's infrastructure plans. He said it was a "trite question" which "iPads...Show More Summary

John McDonnell claims British business now sees Labour as 'the government in waiting'

Shadow Chancellor says business leaders are planning for Labour to win the next election. Business sees Labour as "the government in waiting," John McDonnell claims. He says his party will save Britain from the coming economic "catastrophe"...Show More Summary

'A Good Slap'

John McDonnell is a Labour MP who has made a healthy living out of politics for years and years - yet he's always complaining about 'career politicians' as if he ins't one himself, just like his leader Jeremy Corbyn. The man's way out...Show More Summary

Thin-Skinned Twitter Users

I learned, quite by accident, the other day that I am blocked from reading the Twitter feed of none other than John McDonnell MP, Labour's shadow chancellor and a big friend of Jeremy Corbyn. Now I take that as something of a compliment,...Show More Summary

CVRH 6: Faith McDonnell, Gun-Control, Bannon, and a Must-Buy Book!

The CatholicVote Radio Hour Episode 6: Amber Athey of The Daily Caller, Jason Jones of, and CatholicVote Political Director Joshua Mercer join host Stephen Herreid to talk sexist gun-control, Jason Jones’s and John Zmirak’s new book “The World is On Fire!,” and Steve Bannon’s war on the GOP Establishment. Our special guest is Faith McDonnell, [...]

McDonnell's Marxist critics

It’s sometimes said – usually by those who know nothing about Marxism – that John McDonnell is a Marxist. In one sense, this is the exact opposite of the truth: it is not McDonnell who is the Marxist, but his...

The PFI contracts that keep costing the taxpayer | Letters

Readers respond to shadow chancellor John McDonnell’s pledge to bring billions of pounds’ worth of PFI projects and their staff back under government control In your editorial (26 September) on John McDonnell’s proposal that PFI contracts...Show More Summary

Labour says it may still keep Britain in the single market in major Brexit U-turn

LONDON — Two senior Labour figures insisted on Wednesday night that the party has not ruled out staying part of the single market, in what represents another major Brexit U-turn. Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell and Shadow Brexit Secretary...Show More Summary

Energy Jobs: NYSERDA, Tesla, Edison Energy, BYD, Intersect Power, Spruce, ESA, Burns & McDonnell

Another week brings more moves and shifts at the upper levels of the energy industry. Alicia Barton is the new CEO of the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, succeeding John Rhodes who is now chair of the Public Service Commission. Show More Summary

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