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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.
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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

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..
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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