John MaoDonnell Didn’t Consult His Deputy About Little Red Book

Seema Malhotra was on Newsnight last night, where she was quizzed about John McDonnell’s bizarre decision to quote from the writings of the venerable Chairman Mao. Seema, who serves as McDonnell’s deputy in the treasury team, was forced to concede that she wasn’t even consulted by the shadow chancellor about whether or not it was a good idea to quote from the writings of one of history’s most prolific mass murderers. Not like Labour to roll out an idea that hasn’t been properly reviewed. It’s the Edstone all over again…

However Guido is unsurprised despot McDonnell didn’t consult his minions before making the decision. Mao would most certainly approve…

Labour’s Unpaid Internship Promise Not All It Seemas

“We’ll end the scandal of unpaid internships,” Labour vowed before the election, so it is lucky for their tight-fisted MPs that they didn’t win. Last month Guido revealed Angela Eagle’s unpaid internship hypocrisy. Now Seema Malhotra is looking for a “volunteer” to “work in her busy Westminster and Constituency offices for four days a week“. The successful candidate will be expected to do “Day to day office administration, Database management, Assisting with diary management and events” and “work enthusiastically as part of a small team“. And what is she paying? “Reasonable lunch and travel expenses“. Guido will let readers make up their own minds about whether that sounds like a real job…

This is, of course, the same Seema Malhotra who employed her staff on zero hours contracts at the height of Labour’s campaign against the “epidemic“. Do as we say, not as we do…

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Peter Mandelson tells Emma Barnett…

“I think that Jeremy Corbyn himself should search his conscience and ask himself whether he’s the best person to lead the Labour Party into the general election with the best chance of success for the party.”

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