John McDonnell Calls Out Simon Case’s Non-Answers

A surprising zinger from John McDonnell during Simon Case’s select committee hearing:

“I don’t want to be rude, Mr Case, but this is coming across as a badly scripted version of Yes, Minister”

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McDonnell Pleads With Starmer to Return Whip to Corbyn
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Oxford University Labour Cancel John McDonnell for Transphobia

Woke radicals in the Oxford University Labour Club have condemned former Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell for participating in a panel event with “known transphobe”. Selina Todd, a professor at one of the colleges with supposedly “a transphobic history”. Even the glorious leaders of the Corbyn revolution aren’t safe from the woke march for perfection.*

A statement released by the club say they are “disappointed to hear about John McDonnell’s acceptance” to appear at the event “and have contacted him directly to urge him to reconsider”:

“McDonnell is lending his platform and social and political capital to a person whose views actively harm members of the trans community. The Labour Party is a party of liberation, and ideologies like those espoused by Todd are directly detrimental to the liberation of the trans community”

“We are extremely disheartened to see that McDonnell either has not researched Todd fully or simply does not care that her views hurt some of the most marginalised people in our society, and we expect better from those prominent in The Labour Party”

“There could be no liberation for us without liberation for all.”

“We condemn this event and urge students not to attend”

*Except Jeremy, of course – he gets a free pass on every transgression…

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Champagne Socialists Pop the Cork to New Year

The hard-left great and good are set to gather tonight via Zoom to welcome in 2021 with “solidarity”. The Labour Grassroots organisation will welcome luminaries such as Corbyn, McDonnell, Claudia Webbe and Shami Chakrabarti and Skwakbox’s Steve Walker and Unite’s Howard Beckett to their “Review of 2020 party”. Given how this year’s gone for the hard left, the booze will need to be flowing…

Thankfully, Labour Grassroots has thought this through:

Now they’ve lost the red wall there’s little point in hiding their North London bourgeois pretences. As always, Guido will be happy to join Corbyn and toast everything he and his comrades achieved this year…

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John McDonnell Calls Boris a “Proto-Facist”

On the eve of Labour conference John McDonnell has used an interview with La Repubblica to accuse the PM of being a “proto-facist”, disregarding parliament and the courts:

“…someone who has a complete disregard for Parliament and we saw that when he suspended Parliament last year, but then also he is willing to have a complete disregard for the courts as well, and now this complete disregard for international law. I bet there are many of the ingredients, I think, as of Proto-Fascism”

The former Shadow Chancellor also accused Boris of ignoring democratic values. This being the same John McDonnell who spent years trying to reverse the 2016 referendum, months avoiding an election in 2019 and someone without a great relationship with Britain’s Jewish community…

McDonnell also used the interview to deny claims from the book Left Out that he and Corbyn had a massive falling out over Labour’s dealing of antisemitism accusations, to the point McDonnell refused to speak to his boss for weeks. The former Shadow Chancellor ignored interview requests from the authors, saying “why would I cooperate with the Murdoch press”. Gabriel Pogrund and Patrick Maguire claim to have four different sources backing up the claims of a massive rift – readers can make up their own minds…

 

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McDonnell & Pidcock Share Platform with Antisemites (Again)

The LibDems aren’t the only ones with an antisemitic headache this morning. Asked on LBC why Pete Willsman is still a member of the Labour Party 16 months after Labour was handed a recording of him saying Israel was behind allegations of antisemitism in the party, Sir Keir dodged the question. So much for zero-tolerance…

Let’s try Sir Keir again with this photo from a Zoom chat last night, in which John McDonnell and Laura Pidcock shared a virtual platform with notorious arch-antisemite Tony Greenstein. This is the second time Guido’s seen Greenstein alongside Labour MPs, after Diane Abbott and Bell Ribeiro-Addy were caught on Zoom.

Tony Greenstein boasted about McDonnell and Pidcock’s appearance alongside him, rejoicing they had defied the Board of Deputies’ pledge not to appear alongside antisemites:

“I have to say that I am extremely pleased that John McDonnell and Laura Pidcock, whose behaviour throughout the witchhunt has not been a model of socialist solidarity have now seen the error of their ways. The repentance of the sinner on the Road to Damascus is to be welcomed.”

Guido doubts Sir Keir will extend his zero-tolerance to taking action against his own antisemitism-appeasing MPs…

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