In his need, Labour’s leader is turning for inspiration to a predecessor who will scarcely be at the top of his list of role models.
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“I don’t trust him an inch”, says the Shadow Chancellor, as he justifies pinning the Government to office until Article 50 is extended.
Iain Dale: Don’t mention the war, please. Why Johnson was wrong to suggest Hammond and company are collaborators.
Plus: I’ve never thought a national unity government is a runner, and I think it’s even less likely now.
Also: Labour’s civil war on Scottish independence deepens; Scottish Government pays Salmond half a million pounds in damages; and more.
Labour politicians pandering to nationalist sentiment, and Remainers colluding with separatists in Parliament, are a clear and present danger.
Mark Harper: If the Conservative Party is not the party of sound money, then what on earth are we for?
Between them, the two remaining candidates have already clocked up tax and spending promises of around £51 billion per year.
“Jeremy and I go back 40 years,” declares the Shadow Chancellor, denying that he has been “frozen out.”
WATCH: Would Hammond vote No Confidence in a Tory government to prevent No Deal? “I won’t speculate…”
The Chancellor hinted that at minimum he would, if a backbencher, vote with Labour against such a policy.
“I can’t comment on what was said,” he says, asked if he described Labour’s policy as a slow motion car crash.
Alan Mak: Conservatism 4.0 – We must ensure that no-one is left behind by the Fourth Industrial Revolution
The second article in a three-part series explaining why adapting to a society and economy shaped by technology is key.
WATCH: McDonnell accuses the Prime Minister of “an act of bad faith” which “undermines” the Brexit talks
“I understand now why she couldn’t negotiate a decent deal with our European partners, if she behaves in this way.”
The local election aftermath. May and Corbyn are like two spooked children, drawing nearer for comfort as the thunder rages.
Will they now seek to appease turbulent voters by rushing her-deal-plus-the-Customs-Union through the Commons?
Plus: Farage and my evenings. Edinburgh and my show. Notre Dame, fire, Macron – and recovery? And: Javid’s emotional intelligence.
Sara Khan should hold an investigation into racial and religious prejudice among all the main parties.
WATCH: McDonnell ‘hopes’ Labour will get a “get a clean bill of health” from antisemitism investigation
The Shadow Chancellor was being asked about a possible intervention by the human rights watchdog.