John McDonnell

John McDonnell suggests Labour could be open to referendum before election

11 October 2019 16:09

The Labour party is abuzz with talk that the party could back a second referendum before a general election. It’s…

Boris Johnson would be foolish to underestimate Labour

23 September 2019 17:13

In the next election, as in the last one, McDonnellism will prove a serious challenge to the Tories. John McDonnell,…

Tories should be terrified of John McDonnell

23 September 2019 15:08

Once again, question marks surround Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership. This is not new. While I was at 10 Downing Street, with the small…

John McDonnell’s radical conference speech

23 September 2019 13:36

John McDonnell’s speech showed what Labour’s aim for this conference – were it going smoothly – is. The party wants…

What’s on today at Labour conference: The Spectator guide

23 September 2019 7:30

Labour’s shadow chancellor John McDonnell takes to the stage in Brighton today. Last year, he made an unashamedly socialist pitch.…

John McDonnell’s banker bashing backfires

8 August 2019 15:45

John McDonnell spent a large amount of his time this week attacking the career history of the newly-promoted Chancellor, Sajid…

Will John McDonnell lock Tories up if Labour wins the next election?

7 August 2019 10:31

Smiley, fluent and softly spoken, John McDonnell sometimes comes across as a bit cuddly. Yesterday Labour’s shadow chancellor was interviewed…

John McDonnell’s right – the four-day week could work

31 October 2018 11:17

Most people were scandalised by John McDonnell’s proposal to promote a four-day working week. But before we get incensed about…

Why a four-day working week isn’t such a bad idea

25 October 2018 19:57

Most people were scandalised by John McDonnell’s proposal to promote a four-day working week. But before we get incensed about…

Listen: John McDonnell’s disastrous Today programme interview

25 October 2018 9:27

Oh dear. Shadow chancellor John McDonnell’s interview on the Today programme started off a little oddly this morning, with the…

John McDonnell attempts to reinvent himself

17 October 2018 17:19

In recent months, there has been speculation that John McDonnell has leadership ambitions – and a rift has formed between…

John McDonnell lends Theresa May a helping hand on Brexit

24 September 2018 13:40

There were hopes among pro-Remain MPs that this year’s Labour conference would mark a sea change in the party’s Brexit…

John McDonnell’s unashamedly socialist pitch to Labour conference

24 September 2018 13:20

John McDonnell started his Labour conference speech with a tribute to his ‘friend’ Jeremy Corbyn, praising the way in which…

Watch: John McDonnell’s call for ‘direct action’ against Tory MPs

13 September 2018 9:59

Jacob Rees-Mogg won support from across the political spectrum on Wednesday when the MP and his children were ambushed outside…

The dilemma facing Labour MPs at the next election

1 August 2018 17:04

John McDonnell’s response to the latest episode in Labour’s anti-Semitism scandal is another reminder of how he grasps the political…

Listen: John McDonnell – ‘we are a party that’s anti-Semitist’

25 July 2018 7:44

A poll earlier this year found that almost two-thirds of the British public believe Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour party has a…

John McDonnell’s bad advice

4 March 2018 22:06

John McDonnell’s business credentials took another hit on Friday when the shadow chancellor struggled to name a single one of…

John McDonnell holding out for a hero

2 March 2018 12:25

Oh dear. After Labour’s better-than-expected snap election result, the prospect of Prime Minister Corbyn has never looked more real. With…

Sorry seems to be the hardest word for John McDonnell

21 January 2018 13:24

Although John McDonnell is supposed to play a key part in Jeremy Corbyn’s drive for a kinder, gentler politics, remarks…

John McDonnell and Davos are perfect for one another

11 January 2018 17:24

The headlines just about write themselves. A hard-left Labour shadow chancellor flies off to Davos to preach revolution and socialism…