John McDonnell
01/24/2017 at 14:44. Facebook
Here's Keir Starmer responding to this morningโ€™s judgment from the Supreme Court that Parliament must give its approval to trigger the process of leaving the EU.

Labour respects the result of the referendum and the will of the British people and will not frustrate the process for invoking Article 50.

However, we will seek to amend the Article 50 Bill to prevent the Conservatives using...
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John McDonnell
yesterday at 11:20. Facebook
If true, this is a total disgrace.

The next Labour Government will introduce a real living wage, properly enforced.

Textile firms paying UK workers ยฃ3 per hour, investigation finds
John McDonnell
01/22/2017 at 16:00. Facebook
After Brexit we have to bring the country together again.

Labour are determined to bring about a sensible compromise that unites both sides and protects jobs, living standards and the economy.
John McDonnell
01/22/2017 at 10:54. Facebook
Theresa May refused to deny three times this morning that she wants to turn the UK into a corporate tax haven on The Andrew Marr show.

She should prioritise funding to our public services and the NHS instead.
John McDonnell
01/21/2017 at 14:35. Facebook
Great day campaigning in Brighton today. The Labour Party founded the NHS and will defend it against those who want to break it up.

The NHS cares for us and we should care for the NHS.
John McDonnell
01/20/2017 at 17:20. Facebook
Very interesting timing for this announcement.

Osborne to join BlackRock as adviser - BBC News
John McDonnell
01/18/2017 at 18:45. Facebook
Underfunded and understaffed: thatโ€™s our NHS under the Tories. Join Labour's campaign day on Saturday. I'll be heading to Brighton.

Join Labour's campaign to care for the NHS >>
John McDonnell
01/17/2017 at 17:00. Facebook
Today while the Prime Minister delivered her speech on Brexit, the Chancellor Philip Hammond has refused to rule out that the Conservatives are preparing the greatest corporate giveaway in British history.

Given the existing crisis in our public services and the impending cost to the British economy of leaving the single market, coupled with the threat of dramatically slashing our corporate...
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John McDonnell
01/17/2017 at 13:37. Facebook
Losing access to the single market would cut ourselves off from one of the largest markets on the entire planet threatening jobs, living standards and the public finances.

This isn't a clean Brexit - it's a completely messy Brexit.
We have to change this rigged system. Labour will fight for a radically fairer, radically more equal and more prosperous economy but ensure that prosperity is shared by all.
The mask is starting to slip, and the Tories are now showing what their real plans for the UK leaving the EU will be. They want a Brexit for the rich, using the negotiations as an excuse to impose policies that will benefit a few at the top, paid for at the expense of the rest of us.

Whether it's Liam Fox wanting to tear up workplace rights or Philip Hammond doing favours for the Tories'...
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Philip Hammond hints Britain could become a 'tax haven' as a result of Brexit
With our NHS and public services in crisis, the Government must stop giving away money to the corporations and the wealthy.
One of the reasons people voted to leave the EU was because they felt left behind. Labour are looking at pay ratios to tackle inequality.
Labour to announce 'Council of the North' to bring jobs and growth back to Northern England.

Labour to announce 'Council of the North' to bring jobs and growth to region
Theresa May is in total denial over the NHS crisis.
UK Labour shadow chancellor John McDonnell has called for a "radical federal" UK.

John McDonnell calls for 'radical federal UK' as Labour shifts ground on union
Jeremy Corbyn is now winning PMQs week in week out. He's absolutely right Theresa May is in total denial over the NHS crisis.
Closing 170 tax offices is not the way to go about clamping down on tax avoidance and tax evasion.

Today's damning report by the National Audit Office shows the Government need to call a halt to the planned office closures, end the job cuts at HMRC and come back with a realistic plan to fully resource HMRC in its vitally important tax collection role.

John McDonnell MP on Twitter

โ€œClosing 170 tax offices is not the way to go about clamping down on tax avoidance and tax evasion.โ€

There is widespread public distrust in the governmentโ€™s presentation of the level of funding and support for the NHS and social care.

The success of the OBR in recent years in bringing greater clarity to government spending is commendable, and I believe it is why it has led to much debate of setting up an OBRโ€“like structure to the monitoring of spending across the NHS.

People wonโ€™t trust...
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Tory failure to fund NHS 'should be probed by government watchdog'
Theresa May's warm words about a shared society do not reflect the reality. The Tories have savaged our NHS, social care and mental health services.