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British Labour politician

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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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Companies that fail to tackle climate change will be delisted from the London Stock Exchange, Labour announces

John McDonnell tells bosses they must 'pull their weight' to help tackle the 'existential threat' to the planet
Independent - Published

Labour's McDonnell says broadband plan is the limit of nationalization plans

A plan to nationalize parts of BT to provide free broadband to everyone in Britain marks the extent of the opposition Labour Party's nationalization policy, its finance spokesman John McDonnell said on..
Reuters - Published

Videos for John McDonnell

Labour: We'll delist polluting companies from FTSE [Video]Labour: We'll delist polluting companies from FTSE

John McDonnell has announced that a Labour government would take steps to delist companies from the London Stock Exchange if they have not taken "adequate" measures to reduce carbon emissions. Report..

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McDonnell: PM's letter to Corbyn a 'publicity stunt' [Video]McDonnell: PM's letter to Corbyn a 'publicity stunt'

John McDonnell has said he believes Boris Johnson's letter to Jeremy Corbyn asking him whether he has made his mind up on Brexit is a "publicity stunt". The prime minister wrote to the Labour leader..

Credit: ODN     Duration: 01:00Published

McDonnell: Andrew should 'co-operate' with US authorities [Video]McDonnell: Andrew should 'co-operate' with US authorities

John McDonnell has urged Prince Andrew to co-operate with US authorities over allegations of sexual impropriety. The Shadow Chancellor also added that he didn't think the BBC interview was particularly..

Credit: ODN     Duration: 00:31Published

McDonnell: You cannot trust the Tories on the NHS [Video]McDonnell: You cannot trust the Tories on the NHS

John McDonnell has said the Conservative Party cannot be trusted on the NHS. Speaking in central London, he said: "Their record is one of running down the NHS and imposing in this last decade the..

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McDonnell: 'No one can be pleased with GDP figures' [Video]McDonnell: 'No one can be pleased with GDP figures'

John McDonnell has said the Gross Domestic Product statistics released by the Office for National Statistics today are "worrying". The figures showed GDP increased by 0.3% between July and September,..

Credit: ODN     Duration: 00:44Published

McDonnell: Upcoming election is historic [Video]McDonnell: Upcoming election is historic

John McDonnell has said the public cannot trust 'a word' the government says as he branded the upcoming election as 'historic' during his campaign speech earlier today in Liverpool. Report by Czubalam...

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John McDonnell: Ian Austin is employed by Tories [Video]John McDonnell: Ian Austin is employed by Tories

Shadow chancellor John McDonnell addresses Labour supporters at a rally in Liverpool, ahead of the General Election on December 12. Mr McDonnnell struck back at former colleague Ian Austin after the..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:53Published

Election 2019: November 4 round-up [Video]Election 2019: November 4 round-up

John McDonnell held a round table with NHS staff, Nicola Sturgeon danced in Dumfries, Sinn Fein are not be standing candidates in three seats, Nigel Farage vowed to target Brexit voters and Jo Swinson..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:30Published

John McDonnell sets out plan for 32-hour working week [Video]John McDonnell sets out plan for 32-hour working week

The average working week will be reduced to 32 hours within 10 years under a Labour government, John McDonnell promised. The shadow chancellor claimed the move to an effective four-day week could be..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:05Published

 

UK parties row over spending plans

Shadow chancellor John McDonnell calls a Tory report on Labour's spending proposals "fake news".
BBC News - Published

Which chancellor would you prefer to ruin your life? Sajid Javid, or John McDonnell?

This election is not a choice of whether you do or don't want your future destroyed, but how
Independent - Published

'Employed by the Tories': John McDonnell attacks ex-Labour MP who urged people to vote Conservative to stop Corbyn

Party embroiled in antisemitism row as Jewish Chronicle calls on voters not to back Corbyn
Independent - Published

UK's Labour would strip investment out of borrowing rules: McDonnell

The top finance official of Britain's opposition Labour Party, John McDonnell, said he wanted to set a new fiscal rule which would exclude borrowing for investment from the government's budget targets.
Reuters - Published

Labour vows to spend big to rebuild Britain, Conservatives cry foul

Britain's main opposition Labour Party will spend 400 billion pounds ($514 billion) over 10 years to achieve "an irreversible shift in the balance of power and wealth" to working people if it wins..
Reuters - Published

UK election: Parties clash over investment

John McDonnell pledges billions for schools and hospitals - but Chancellor Sajid Javid calls the proposals a "fantasy".
BBC News - Published

Labour announces £150bn of new investment in upgrading schools, hospitals and council homes

John McDonnell to promise major increase on 2017 spending pledges but Tories compare Labour to 'anti-vaxxers'
Independent - Published

'Abuse of power': Boris Johnson forced to drop plan to use civil service resources in attack on Labour

'It's an abuse of power.' says Labour's shadow chancellor John McDonnell
Independent - Published

Jeremy Corbyn made 'allotment pact' to back Remain but was overruled by top adviser, new documentary claims

Labour leader's director of strategy reported to have sabotaged agreement with John McDonnell and Diane Abbott
Independent - Published

Labour government could scrap Heathrow Airport expansion, John McDonnell hints

'At the moment it does not qualify based on the criteria we set out,' says shadow chancellor
Independent - Published

UK Labour Party seeking compromise timetable for Brexit law: McDonnell

Britain's opposition Labour Party is focused on finding a compromise timetable to consider Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Brexit deal in parliament, but remains opposed to the divorce agreement,..
Reuters - Published

Labour likely to back December general election, John McDonnell hints

Shadow chancellor denies party will split over crucial decision - as cabinet meets to agree expected go-ahead for vote
Independent - Published

UK's Labour will try to amend Brexit deal legislation

Britain's opposition Labour Party will try to amend legislation to ratify Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Brexit deal, the party's finance spokesman John McDonnell said on Sunday.
Reuters - Published

Boris Johnson's letters to Brussels 'may be in contempt of parliament', Labour's John McDonnell says

Labour's shadow chancellor John McDonnell has said that Boris Johnson's two letters to the EU may be in contempt of parliament.
Independent - Published

John McDonnell begs Labour MPs not to support Boris Johnson's Brexit deal: 'Please do not give him this power'

Shadow chancellor warns there will be 'consequences' but declines to say whether rebel MPs will lose party whip
Independent - Published

Saturday's Brexit vote will be 'pretty close': Labour's McDonnell

Saturday's parliamentary vote on Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Brexit deal will be "pretty close" but likely just fall short, John McDonnell, the opposition Labour party's finance spokesman said on..
Reuters - Published

Corbyn to step down as leader if Labour don't win general election, McDonnell says

Jeremy Corbyn will step down as Labour leader if the party fails to win the next general election, his deputy John McDonnell has said.
Independent - Published

No confidence vote in UK PM Johnson unlikely until after EU summit: McDonnell

Britain's main opposition Labour Party is unlikely to push for a no confidence vote in the government until after a European Union summit later this month, according to John McDonnell, the second most..
Reuters - Published

Brexit: Labour demands inquiry into ex-chancellor's claims Boris Johnson backers set to profit from no-deal

Labour's John McDonnell is writing to the cabinet secretary to demand a conflict of interest inquiry, following allegations by Philip Hammond that rich backers of the prime minister stand to profit..
Independent - Published

Labour commits to 32-hour working week within a decade

Labour will commit to reducing the average full-time working week to 32 hours with no loss of pay within the next decade, shadow chancellor John McDonnell has announced.
Independent - Published

Labour's McDonnell says Thomas Cook bosses should pay back bonuses

Thomas Cook bosses should have to pay back any bonuses they have received, Britain's opposition Labour Party finance spokesman John McDonnell said on Monday following the travel firm's collapse.
Reuters - Published

Jeremy Corbyn faces explosive Brexit showdown as infighting dominates Labour conference start

John McDonnell, who has backed Remain, dismissed reports of splits as 'a bit of banter'
Independent - Published

Government should have saved travel firm Thomas Cook - UK Labour Party

The British government should have stepped in with a temporary rescue package for collapsed travel firm Thomas Cook, the opposition Labour Party's finance spokesman John McDonnell said on Monday.
Reuters - Published

Labour government would abolish non-dom status, John McDonnell announces

Shadow chancellor says party would also give 2.5 million people interest-free loans for electric vehicles
Independent - Published

Labour's John McDonnell backs campaign to abolish private schools

'Abolish Eton' motion would redistribute private schools' assets to state sector
Independent - Published

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.
Reuters - Published

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

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.
Reuters - Published

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

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