John McDonnell

John McDonnell is taking back control

19 October 2019 9:00 am

Over the past few weeks, rumours have swirled in Westminster that the Labour party has acquired a new leader —…

The next election will be a referendum - on Corbynism

7 September 2019 9:00 am

The next general election will have been precipitated by, and will inevitably be fought over, Brexit. Yet it will also…

Right-wing comics are bringing variety back to the Fringe

17 August 2019 9:00 am

I’ve been coming to the Edinburgh Fringe for five years, but this is the first time I’ve dipped my toe…

In favour of nationalisation? Take a look at Network Rail

8 June 2019 8:00 am

We don’t hear enough about Network Rail these days. By that I mean that the entity recently described by the…

Money is already draining from Britain but because of Corbyn, not Brexit

1 December 2018 9:00 am

Money is already draining from Britain, but not because of Brexit

Portrait of the week: Theresa May’s fury at the EU and Labour’s Brexit chaos

29 September 2018 9:00 am

Home Theresa May, the Prime Minister, held a special cabinet to retrieve something from the wreckage of the Brexit policy…

The cuddly new John McDonnell is more dangerous than Corbyn

29 September 2018 9:00 am

‘Wherever Sir Stafford Cripps has tried to increase wealth and happiness,’ wrote the Conservative Scottish journalist Colm Brogan, ‘grass never…

John McDonnell might soon regret handing out copies of Cicero

7 July 2018 9:00 am

Shadow chancellor John McDonnell has given all his cabinet a copy of Cicero’s advice on how to win arguments. This…

Momentum isn't hard left. It's a theatrical cult

27 January 2018 9:00 am

Momentum isn’t ideological. It’s a theatrical cult

‘The first 100 days will be radical’ – John McDonnell on the Corbyn coup and its consequences

9 December 2017 9:00 am

John McDonnell looks exhausted, slumped in his parliamentary office chair. Nobody said the revolution would be easy. Do he and…

Uber was the snowplough that cleared the path but its dominance will fade

30 September 2017 9:00 am

An Uber insider tells me not to write off the ride-hailing giant too soon, because it’s a very smart company…

The first 100 days of Corbyn

30 September 2017 9:00 am

What would happen with Corbyn at the helm

In praise of the fuzz

15 July 2017 9:00 am

I was going through my paces in Hyde Park, sweating out the booze, raising the heartbeat with short wind sprints,…

Bottom Marx for Karl

17 June 2017 9:00 am

Das Kapital was wildly wrong in its predictions

Is enough enough? Then let’s start deporting Muslim extremists

10 June 2017 9:00 am

I divide my time between two constituencies, the first a rock-solid Conservative seat in the south-east of England, the other…

All hail Comrade Corbyn – I recognise greatness when I see it

10 June 2017 9:00 am

Comrades. I’m going to tell you why I think Jeremy Corbyn is the right person to lead this country. First…

The Conservatives are being dragged leftwards

13 May 2017 9:00 am

It would be easy to dismiss Jeremy Corbyn’s launch of the Labour party’s election campaign this week on the grounds…

Labour’s election strategy – vote for us and watch us lose

6 May 2017 9:00 am

The crapness of Corbyn’s Labour is a phenomenon. It fascinates me. Frankly, it does my head in. For there is…

The Lynch who started lynching people

1 October 2016 9:00 am

Lynch lore John McDonnell refused to apologise for a 2014 interview in which he called for former employment minister Esther…

From left to left, a who’s who of Corbyn's comrades

24 September 2016 9:00 am

A who’s who of the leader’s hardline apparatchiks

Why Labour’s next great battle could be Corbyn vs McDonnell

11 June 2016 9:00 am

Et tu, McDonnell? The Labour leader and his shadow chancellor like to present a united front. Don’t expect that to last, says Alex Wickham

What Labour needs now is a takeover by real left-wing radicals

7 May 2016 9:00 am

The party needs real radicalism – it is in the hands of an ugly simulacrum

The Camerons of the ancient world boasted about the tax they paid

16 April 2016 9:00 am

As Jeremy Corbyn and John McDonnell whinge away about how rich David Cameron’s family is, they might consider that in…

It’s not the Corbynites who are in denial – it’s the Labour moderates

19 March 2016 9:00 am

It has become commonplace to remark that there exists in Britain a mainstream political grouping that seems to be dwelling…

Corbynglish as a second language

23 January 2016 9:00 am

Corbynterpretation [n]: The inevitable process of debate, after Jeremy Corbyn is interviewed, over what he actually meant. Does the Labour…