Labour Party

Labour’s John McDonnell on spitting

Labour is rushing to distance the party from the the ugly scenes in Manchester, calling the spitting “inexcusable”.

Well, Mr Corbyn might want to have a word with his shadow chancellor. Watch him here at an “anti-cuts” meeting in 2011. He fondly recounts a P&O worker spitting in the managers’ tea every day.

He frames his lovely story this way:

It’s that form of “we’re not taking it anymore and we’re gonna give it back” I think builds up a climate of opinion, a climate of dissent, which I actually think, when combined with industrial action, will produce a tipping point that will force this government out of office and that’s got to be our objective.

Labour thinks this man should run our economy.

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