John McDonnell

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…

Watch: John McDonnell’s BBC asset manager barney

22 November 2017 16:21

As Jeremy Corbyn worked himself into a bother over Philip Hammond’s Budget in the Chamber, Labour’s shadow chancellor busied himself…

John McDonnell’s Today interview shows the economy remains Labour’s Achilles heel

16 November 2017 12:19

John McDonnell has busied himself today on the airwaves setting out Labour’s five key demands for the budget. His call for…

John McDonnell’s business charm offensive falls flat

27 September 2017 7:58

John McDonnell has never had an easy relationship with big business. The shadow chancellor thinks there is a ‘lot to…

We need a free market in credit cards – just like everything else

25 September 2017 13:33

There are some commercial decisions that are intrinsically difficult to defend. The plot of the last Captain America film, for…

John McDonnell’s Labour conference speech, full text

25 September 2017 12:35

I’d like to thank Ken Loach for that wonderful film and thank Ken for his incredible contribution to our movement.…

Labour’s conference, day two: The Spectator guide

25 September 2017 8:00

John McDonnell takes centre stage on day two of the Labour party conference. Here are the best of the events…

Sunday shows round-up: Corbyn’s single market dilemma

24 September 2017 16:39

Jeremy Corbyn – We need to ‘look very carefully’ at any future EU trade relationship As the Labour party conference…

On Brexit, Labour and the Tories are closer than either would like to admit

27 August 2017 16:28

For months, Labour has been moving ever closer to the Tory position on Brexit while pretending that it isn’t. First,…

John McDonnell’s words on Venezuela come back to haunt him

3 August 2017 10:22

As Jeremy Corbyn tries to enjoy his summer holiday, the Labour leader is under increasing pressure to speak out against…

Sunday shows round-up: Philip Hammond says public sector workers paid ‘10 per cent premium’

16 July 2017 16:31

Philip Hammond – Public sector workers paid ’10 per cent premium’ Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond has landed himself…

Grenfell Tower: a political prop in a morality play

27 June 2017 11:56

John McDonnell’s use of the M-word in relation to the Grenfell inferno marks a new low in the political milking of this…

Sunday shows round-up: Hammond undermines May over Brexit ‘no deal’

18 June 2017 16:49

Philip Hammond – No deal would be ‘a very, very bad outcome’ One day before Brexit negotiations get underway, Philip…