A poll earlier this year found that almost two-thirds of the British public believe Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour party has a problem with racism or religious prejudice. However, up until now Mr S hadn’t thought John McDonnell was one of them.
Speaking on the Today programme this morning, the Shadow Chancellor attempted to rebuff suggestions that his party had an anti-Semitism problem. Only it didn’t go quite to plan thanks to a slip of the tongue:
‘Let me put this message out to anyone: we are a party that’s anti-racist and anti-Semitist… sorry… we’re against anti-Semitism.’