John McDonnell has today claimed that Jeremy Corbyn is an ‘Arsène Wenger of politics’. He made the remarks to Piers Morgan whilst being questioned on the Labour leader’s handling of his shadow cabinet reshuffle on ITV:
John McDonnell:He’s re-dictating the terms of what leadership is all about.
Piers Morgan:What is it about?
JMD: It’s about bringing people in, building a team, being a good manager. And that’s what he’s developing. He’s an Arsène Wenger of politics
Guido is sure Corbyn is over the moon to be compared to his team’s long-standing manager. In fairness, there are some striking similarities between the pair. Both play in red, both are getting on a bit, and neither stands a chance of winning anything any time soon. One thing’s for sure, he is not the special one…