Zoe Williams’ Magic Money Tree

Corbyn fan girl and Guardian writer Zoe Williams was out batting for the Labour leader today when she dropped this nugget explaining how “countries make money“:

“Of course there is a money tree, it’s called the Bank of England. That’s how countries make money.”

John McTernan’s face is priceless…




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Stephen Bush writing in the New Statesman‘s morning briefing…

“The terrifying truth is that the Opposition is too divided – within the parliamentary party, within the trades unions, within the Shadow Cabinet and even within the leader’s office – to be anything other than a veto player as far as Brexit goes, and the party’s whole gambit is really about trying to make that weakness look like a strength. Keir Starmer saying that Labour is “increasingly likely” to vote down the deal is simply a reflection of the fact that the one thing the Labour party will be able to agree on as far as Brexit goes is that Theresa May’s deal is no good.”

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