John McDonnell

A twitter storm of lies …

This is my short Wednesday offering, which will be quite short considering the last two days have been (necessary) epics. My three-part series …

Social Media

Boris Johnson burka row shows intolerance runs deep in blood of divisive Conservatives, says John McDonnell

Boris Johnson’s inflammatory comparison of Muslim women wearing burkas to “letter boxes” and “bank robbers” represents a strain of opinion in the …

Boris Johnson

No, John McDonnell’s accusations of genocide against Palestinians are not ‘justifiable’

The Labour Party’s war on the Jews grows more lunatic by the day. The Daily Telegraph reports that shadow chancellor John McDonnell gave a speech in 2012 in which he accused Israel of attempting a genocide of the Palestinian people in Gaza.<p>According to the journalist responsible for the story, when …

Israel

‘Not physically overwhelming’ by what standard?

In the Aug. 3 Sports Notes item “Roullier’s rise,” we learned of the rise of Washington Redskins center Chase Roullier from late-round draft pick to possible starter. “He’s not physically overwhelming at 6-foot-4 and 310 pounds,” the item said, and linebacker Zach Brown said that “he’s not …

Opinion

John McDonnell condemned for claiming Israel was attempting to carry out 'genocide' against Palestinians

John McDonnell claimed Israel was attempting to carry out “genocide” against the Palestinians and he shared a platform with a woman who described Jews as the “chief financiers” of the slave trade, <i>The Telegraph</i> can reveal.<p>The Board of Deputies of British Jews has demanded that the shadow chancellor …

Israel

John McDonnell: revive Anti-Nazi League to oppose far right

The shadow chancellor has called for the relaunch of the Anti-Nazi League in response to a string of far-right and racist incidents, including pro-Tommy Robinson demonstrations and Boris Johnson’s burqa comments.<p>John McDonnell asked if “it’s time for an Anti-Nazi League-type cultural and political …

UK Politics

John McDonnell calls for new Anti-Nazi League movement to combat far-right

John McDonnell has called for the establishment of a nationwide movement against the far-right which could emulate the work of the 1970s Anti-Nazi …

Great Britain

JLIF/John McDonnell: red herring | Financial Times

A UK Labour government aggressively promoted public-private partnerships in the early 2000s. The irony was not lost on investors last year. John …

Labour Party

Are Jeremy Corbyn and John McDonnell the new Blair and Brown?

The most important thing to know about the row engulfing the Labour Party is that it doesn’t matter. I take no particular joy in writing that; it …

Great Britain

Despite some promise, a basic income is politically impossible

Shadow chancellor John McDonnell says Labour might introduce a universal basic income (UBI) pilot in its next manifesto. For a supposedly radical thinker, he’s late to this party. The idea of a fixed-sum unconditional government cash transfer to all adults is now the most conventional of blue-sky …

Economics

Jeremy Corbyn and John McDonnell called for Holocaust Memorial Day to be renamed to remove the word 'holocaust'

Jeremy Corbyn and John McDonnell called for Holocaust Memorial Day to be renamed to remove the word Holocaust, it has been revealed.<p>Mr McDonnell …

Holocaust Remembrance Day

Labour to back policy giving welfare handouts to EVERY person in the UK but critics say it would cost hundreds of billions

LABOUR have backed a policy giving welfare handouts to every person in the UK - but critics say it would cost hundreds of billions of pounds.<p>John …

Universal Basic Income

As Jeremy Corbyn's leadership wavers, his old comrade John McDonnell edges closer to power

<i>As events reach crisis point, it may be time for Corbyn's second-in-command to step in</i><p>Jeremy Corbyn's popularity among sections of the electorate is undoubtedly due in part to the fact he is a reluctant leader. This is a powerful narrative in politics. We’re all Marxists – Groucho, that is: we want …

Jeremy Corbyn

Labour considers giving voters universal basic income if party wins next general election

Labour is considering giving voters a universal basic income worth thousands of pounds a year if the party wins the next general election.<p>John McDonnell, the party’s shadow Chancellor, said he had commissioned a review into the policy in a bid to overhaul the welfare state.<p>However the plans were …

Universal Basic Income

The greatest threat facing Jeremy Corbyn is John McDonnell | Financial Times

Jeremy and John, a political partnership formed in the trenches long ago. Throughout four decades of fighting for leftwing causes, the leader of …

Great Britain

John McDonnell's universal basic income idea is interesting – but will need a lot more thought

Like acquiring a family dog, the adoption of a universal basic income (UBI) may be an attractive project in principle – but how well it turns out in …

Opinion (UK)

McDonnell criticises Corbyn as Labour’s antisemitism crisis deepens

Great Britain

Shadow chancellor John McDonnell tells the City: ‘People want change... get used to it’

It's fair to say that John McDonnell does not see the world in quite the same light as most City workers.<p>During the first Budget after he became …

Business (UK)

Why was Labour so quick to punish Margaret Hodge and so slow to punish Ken Livingstone?

<i>It took less than a day to threaten Margaret Hodge for standing up to Jeremy Corbyn</i><p>It was all a misunderstanding, said John McDonnell, and he hopes it can be settled “amicably”. The shadow chancellor has a funny definition of “amicable”.<p>Within 12 hours of Margaret Hodge accusing her party leader of …

Ken Livingstone

Pro-Brexit MP Kate Hoey 'relaxed' about move to deselect her for 'colluding' with Nigel Farage and voting with the government

Brexiter MP Kate Hoey has said she is "relaxed" to have her deselected, and vowed it will have no impact on how she votes, after her local …

Great Britain

John McDonnell calls Labour 'an antisemitic party' in live interview slip up

Shadow chancellor John McDonnell slipped up during a live radio interview and referred to Labour an "antisemitic party" as he tried to define it amid …

Jewish Culture

Stop propping up government, John McDonnell tells Labour rebels

<b>Shadow chancellor John McDonnell has urged four Labour MPs who backed Theresa May in key Brexit votes to stop "propping up" the government.</b><p>Pro-Brexit MPs Kate Hoey, John Mann, Frank Field and Graham Stringer defied Labour's whip in the votes last week.<p>The government won one by six, avoiding a …

Great Britain

Margaret Hodge 'clearly misinterpreted' Labour anti-Semitism code, claims John McDonnell

John McDonnell has been accused of “digging himself into a hole” after he suggested that a row between Jeremy Corbyn and a Jewish Labour MP was the result of her “clear misinterpretation” of the party’s anti-Semitism code.<p>The Shadow Chancellor has claimed that Dame Margaret Hodge lashed out at the …

Great Britain

Hairdresser to the stars enjoys a whisky at 107

RELATED STORIES<p>UK News<p>Husband, 106, dies after 84 years of marriage<p>Rosa Doherty<p>Yesterday, 13:53<p>Husband, 106, dies after 84 years of …

Jewish Culture

Merchant Street in Tremont to Close

Owner John McDonnell announced Sunday night on Facebook that Merchant Street will be closing "at the end of the next week."<br>The Tremont bistro across …

Cleveland

Merchant Street Provisions and Eatery in Tremont to close next week

CLEVELAND, Ohio - Tremont's Merchant Street Provisions and Eatery will close at the end of next week, owner John McDonnell announced last night.<p>"The …

Cleveland

John McDonnell calls for Conservative chairman and chief whip to resign over 'pairing' controversy

John McDonnell has called for Julian Smith and Brandon Lewis to resign in a row over voting tactics in the House of Commons, despite claims Labour has also been guilty of breaking the rules.<p>The shadow chancellor said the Tory chief whip and the party chairman should step down, as he claimed Labour …

Maternity

John McDonnell launches anti-austerity tour of 'neglected' UK towns and cities

Shadow chancellor John McDonnell has today launched a nationwide tour aimed at shining a light on the impact of Tory austerity on the UK's cities, …

Business (UK)

Jeremy Corbyn-led government would 'put security of nation at risk', says former Labour MP

A JEREMY CORBYN-led government would be a security risk to the nation, says an MP who quit the Labour party last week.<p>John Woodcock insists the …

Labour Party

John McDonnell raises questions over Geoffrey Cox in anti-money laundering row

Labour's Shadow Chancellor has asked the Prime Minister for assurances about the business interests of the Government’s new legal eagle Geoffrey …

Crime (UK)