Category Archives: McDonnell

Our Challenge is our Opportunity!

THE JOHN MCDONNELL COLUMN I RECENTLY GAVE A SPEECH AT IMPERIAL COLLEGE LONDON in which I outlined Labour’s New Economic plan – our long term and sustainable alternative to the Conservatives’ narrow austerity dogma, which risks placing the future health … Continue reading

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Tough but exhilarating

THE JOHN MCDONNELL COLUMN It’s a bit over a month since Jeremy was elected Labour leader and it’s been tough – but exhilarating.  This is a chronicle of the first month’s events. It started with the special Labour Conference. The … Continue reading

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British Politics changed on 12th September 2015

THE JOHN MCDONNELL COLUMN AT SPECIAL LABOUR PARTY CONFERENCE TO ELECT THE LEADER OF THE LABOUR PARTY, as Jeremy’s agent I went with him to an upstairs room in the QE2 Conference Centre in London to await the results of … Continue reading

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The John McDonnell Column: From Protest to Power

NOBODY PREDICTED THE ENORMOUS SCALE OF SUPPORT AND ENTHUSIASM for Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership election campaign. In one of the very few interviews I have given about the campaign, I said that we would shock the establishment with the level of … Continue reading

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A Campaign to Build a Mass Movement of Resistance

THE JOHN MCDONNELL COLUMN WHEN ED MILIBAND ANNOUNCED HE WAS RESIGNING AS LEADER OF THE LABOUR PARTY there were calls for the left to stand a candidate. Jeremy Corbyn and I sat down to calculate whether we had the 35 … Continue reading

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What now? Three Tasks for the left

John McDonnell MP lays out a strategy for the left after Labour’s election defeat THIS IS THE DARKEST HOUR THAT SOCIALISTS IN BRITAIN HAVE FACED since the Attlee government fell in 1951. It isn’t just the scale of the electoral … Continue reading

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What we stand for…

THE JOHN MCDONNELL COLUMN WITH THE ELECTION ONLY WEEKS OFF, it’s time to be clear about what the left stands for in this election campaign and in any post-election negotiations with other parties, should this become necessary. On the left … Continue reading

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Left Platform shows our potential

THE JOHN MCDONNELL COLUMN THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE LEFT PLATFORM MEETING should not be underestimated. This was the first time over the last 25 years that all the main left organisations in the Labour Party joined together to sponsor an … Continue reading

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STOP MESSING AROUND! Come to the Left Platform meeting on 7 February.

THE JOHN MCDONNELL COLUMN ON THE LEFT IT’S IMPORTANT TO BE RUTHLESSLY HONEST with each other and ourselves. So take this as me writing this as a statement of personal self-criticism. For too long the Labour left has let the … Continue reading

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A Left Platform for the Election

John McDonnell is MP for Hayes and Harlington and Chair of the Socialist Campaign Group of Labour MPs and of the Labour Representation Committee A COMMON POLICY PLATFORM seems to be emerging across the left in advance of the General … Continue reading

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