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John McDonnell: British Labour politician
John Martin McDonnell is a British politician serving as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Hayes and Harlington since 1997. A member of the Labour Party, he has been Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer since 2015.

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Labour's Corbyn would need to head any UK caretaker government: party's finance policy chief

Any British caretaker government would have to be headed by Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, the opposition party's finance policy chief John McDonnell said on Sunday.
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Jeremy Corbyn is 'perfectly fit' to be prime minister into his 70s, John McDonnell says

'He's perfectly fit, stamina of a young man,' shadow chancellor says
Independent - Published

Videos for John McDonnell

John McDonnell on Boris:  I don't trust him an inch [Video]John McDonnell on Boris: I don't trust him an inch

Speaking on the Andrew Marr Show, Mr McDonnell said he believed the Prime Minister would potentially wait until no-deal was the only possible option and that a general election would not solve the..

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John McDonnell: Boris Johnson has failed Belfast shipyard workers [Video]John McDonnell: Boris Johnson has failed Belfast shipyard workers

Shadow chancellor John McDonnell has visited a closure-threatened shipyard in Belfast. He claimed Boris Johnson had failed the workers in his first real test as Prime Minister. Mr McDonnell said he was..

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John McDonnell: Boris Johnson is 'a posh Trump' [Video]John McDonnell: Boris Johnson is 'a posh Trump'

Shadow chancellor John McDonnell says Boris Johnson is 'relatively unstable' in all aspects of his life and calls him 'posh Trump'. Mr McDonnell said it is 'highly likely' there will be a general..

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UK's Labour says no deal legislation will be tabled Tuesday

Plans for legislation to stop a no-deal Brexit will be published on Tuesday, Britain's opposition Labour treasury spokesman John McDonnell said on Sunday.
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Sajid Javid's spending review is 'panic measure' ahead of snap election, warns McDonnell

Shadow chancellor warns that Boris Johnson will turn off the spending taps as soon as the campaign is over
Independent - Published

Brexit: Timetable to prevent no deal is 'incredibly tight', John McDonnell warns

'I think what they are trying to do is probably prevent us preventing a no-deal by shortening the parliamentary timetable and then blaming us for that,' shadow chancellor says
Independent - Published

UK Labour's McDonnell privately says party should campaign to prevent Brexit: report

The finance chief of Britain's main opposition Labour Party has said privately that the party should campaign to prevent Brexit, the Sunday Times newspaper reported.
Reuters - Published

Labour splits widen as Diane Abbott vows to support Remain over her party's Brexit deal

John McDonnell and Emily Thornberry also declare they would campaign to stay in EU
Independent - Published

Recall UK parliament to tackle Brexit crisis, opposition Labour Party says

Britain's parliament needs to be recalled immediately to discuss Brexit, the opposition Labour Party's finance spokesman John McDonnell said on Monday, after leaked official documents forecast possible..
Reuters - Published

British parliament must reconvene immediately for Brexit crisis, Labour Party says

Britain's parliament needs to be recalled immediately to discuss Brexit, the opposition Labour Party's finance spokesman John McDonnell said on Monday, after leaked official documents forecast possible..
Reuters - Published

UK Labour Party to discuss Brexit tactics with rival parties

Britain's opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn will meet with other British political leaders next week to discuss tactics to prevent a no-deal Brexit, Corbyn's second-in-command John McDonnell..
Reuters - Published

Brexit: MPs should cut short summer break to tackle no-deal crisis, says Labour's John McDonnell

More than 100 MPs wrote to the PM at the weekend to demand recall of parliament
Independent - Published

Gordon Brown attacks John McDonnell over Scottish independence, saying Labour risks falling into 'nationalist trap'

Former PM also warns 'unionism appears to be sleepwalking into oblivion' with the rise of English nationalism
Independent - Published

Scottish Labour expresses 'serious concerns' over stance of Corbyn ally on independence

Angry row after John McDonnell says Labour will not block Scottish independence referendum
Independent - Published

John McDonnell refuses to back down from position on Scottish referendum despite growing Labour backlash

'I don't want to use parliamentary devices to block it,' shadow chancellor says
Independent - Published

Labour would not block second Scottish independence referendum, John McDonnell says

'We would not block something like that,' says shadow chancellor. 'We would let the Scottish people decide'
Independent - Published

Next Labour government to end the 'modern-day scourge' of in-work poverty, John McDonnell says

Report says household income squeeze is worst outside recession since records began
Independent - Published

Labour to support replacing G20 with new global body to focus on poor nations and climate change

John McDonnell signalled the party is ready to consider proposals for a new Global Economic Coordination Council
Independent - Published

Labour must shift stance to Remain 'sooner rather than later', John McDonnell urges as party is rocked by infighting

Party also hit by a furious row over use of gagging clauses for former staffers
Independent - Published

Labour to 'break up' Treasury with £250bn unit in the north, says John McDonnell

Planned overhaul comes after suggestion of moving parts of the Bank of England to Birmingham
Independent - Published

Labour to ask civil service to start planning for second Brexit referendum

Labour is to ask the civil service to begin working up proposals for a fresh referendum on Brexit because of the likelihood general election later this year, John McDonnell has said.
Independent - Published

Labour 'looking at' plan to slash inheritance tax threshold, John McDonnell says

Shadow chancellor says party could introduce new system, cutting minimum tax-free inheritance from £475,000 to £125,000
Independent - Published

Extinction Rebellion: John McDonnell defends disruption caused by climate change activists

Labour threatens companies which fuel the climate crisis with delisting from London markets
Independent - Published

Labour could push for net-zero carbon emissions by 2030 as part of radical climate change policy, says John McDonnell

'Our target was no later than 2050...but it wasn't a fixed target and I think we're going to have to pull that back in the light of the science'
Independent - Published

Brexit: Corbyn under pressure to make Final Say referendum condition of Labour support for a deal

Shadow chancellor John McDonnell said he backs a second referendum if a general election cannot be secured
Independent - Published

UK Labour must back 'public vote' on Brexit after EU vote: McDonnell

Britain's main opposition Labour Party must back a public vote on Brexit, Labour's finance chief John McDonnell said on Monday, after voters deserted the party in droves in European elections amid..
Reuters - Published

UK opposition Labour's McDonnell says must work to block a 'no deal' Brexit

Britain's opposition Labour Party will seek to prevent Prime Minister Theresa May's successor taking the country out of the European Union without a deal, its finance spokesman John McDonnell said on..
Reuters - Published

Moderate Tory MPs will help bring down an 'extremist' PM pursuing no-deal Brexit, predicts John McDonnell

Shadow chancellor argues 'there may well be a majority in the House of Commons' to stand firm - 'faced with that situation'
Independent - Published

UK Labour lawmakers unlikely to back May's Brexit deal: McDonnell

Lawmakers from Britain's opposition Labour Party are unlikely to be persuaded to back Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal when she puts it to a vote in parliament next month, the party's finance..
Reuters - Published

Labour will trial universal basic income if it wins general election, John McDonnell says

Announcement comes as Labour tops poll for general election voting intention
Independent - Published

Fight to replace PM May complicating Brexit talks: Labour's McDonnell

The battle among leading Conservatives to replace Theresa May as prime minister threatens to derail talks with the opposition Labour Party and the bid to find a Brexit compromise, Labour's John..
Reuters - Published

Report backs piloting basic income schemes in UK

'We have to lead in developing a radical mechanism aimed at eradicating poverty,' says Labour's John McDonnell
Independent - Published

UK PM May has broken terms of Brexit compromise talks: Labour Party's McDonnell

British Prime Minister Theresa May has broken the terms of confidential talks with the opposition Labour Party on a Brexit compromise and can no longer be trusted, Labour finance policy chief John..
Reuters - Published

Local elections: Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn face Brexit backlash from supporters after election losses

'So far message from local elections - "Brexit - sort it." Message received,' says John McDonnell
Independent - Published

Brexit talks positive and constructive, Labour's McDonnell says

Talks between Prime Minister Theresa May's government and the opposition Labour Party on Brexit are constructive and positive, Labour finance spokesman John McDonnell said on Friday.
Reuters - Published

UK PM May not close to breaking Brexit deadlock with opposition: Labour's McDonnell

Talks between British Prime Minister Theresa May's government and the opposition Labour Party are not close to breaking the Brexit deadlock, Labour's finance spokesman John McDonnell said on Wednesday.
Reuters - Published

UK government and Labour to discuss customs union in latest Brexit talks: finance spokesman

Britain's main opposition Labour Party will discuss the prospect of customs union with the European Union in talks with the government on finding a Brexit compromise on Tuesday, said John McDonnell,..
Reuters - Published

UK Labour Party says hopes for Brexit deal which protects economy

Britain's opposition Labour Party hopes talks with the government will lead to a Brexit deal which protects jobs and the economy, its finance spokesman John McDonnell said on Tuesday.
Reuters - Published

UK's opposition Labour will support a limited Brexit extension: finance spokesman

Britain's opposition Labour Party will support a limited extension to the Brexit date beyond March 29 to seek a compromise that can be backed by lawmakers, the party's finance spokesman John McDonnell..
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John McDonnell calls The Independent Group 'completely irrelevant' and insists Labour was already backing new Brexit referendum

'I get on the bus, I get on the tube....I get a bit of banter from constituents, people are coming up with their different issues. Not one of them has raised this'
Independent - Published

UK Labour Party could agree Brexit deal in weeks: finance chief McDonnell

Britain's opposition Labour Party could agree an alternative Brexit deal with the European Union within a matter of weeks, the party's finance policy chief John McDonnell said on Sunday, adding he..
Reuters - Published

Labour to order MPs to vote for amendment calling for second Brexit referendum, McDonnell announces

Labour will order its MPs to vote for a backbench motion that would trigger a fresh Brexit referendum, John McDonnell has said.
Independent - Published

Labour will order MPs to support fresh Brexit referendum, John McDonnell says

Shadow chancellor says MPs will be whipped to back plan to give public Final Say on EU withdrawal
Independent - Published

UK's Labour forced into backing second Brexit vote by May's actions: finance spokesman

Britain's opposition Labour Party does not want a second Brexit referendum but has been forced into supporting one by Prime Minister Theresa May running down the clock on negotiations, Labour's finance..
Reuters - Published

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