John McDonnell
yesterday at 16:00. Facebook
The vision Labour are advocating is a fairer tax system where the wealthy and corporations pay their way, an end to privatisation in the NHS, alternative forms of energy at the local level to tackle climate change and a million new homes including a new generation of council housing.

My speech to the Momentum conference in Birmingham yesterday.
John McDonnell
03/25/2017 at 14:31. Facebook
The new politics is alive and thriving at the Momentum National Conference in Birmingham today.

There was a brilliant atmosphere and spirit.

Momentum's plans to support and build community institutions – social spaces, cinema clubs, food banks and sports centres – to encourage bottom-up cultural renewal in areas across the UK that have been left behind should be commended.

Momentum’s...
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John McDonnell
03/22/2017 at 08:53. Facebook
Labour will end this rigged economy by introducing a fairer taxation system and making excessive boardroom pay a thing of the past.

UK CEOs 'earn 386 times more than workers on national living wage'

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John McDonnell
03/21/2017 at 19:00. Facebook
We know that students are one of the most under-registered groups when it comes to voting.

That’s why I'm supporting Labour Students and Cat Smith MP to encourage voter registration for young people.

It’s quick and easy - you can register in just three minutes by going to: [ Gov.uk Link ].

Register to vote - GOV.UK

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John McDonnell
03/21/2017 at 16:30. Facebook
The government statement on money laundering today reflects their complacency and inaction on these very serious allegations of wrongdoing.

A direct intervention from the government helped block a US investigation into HSBC in 2012 on the purported grounds of its potential risk to financial stability.

We need assurances from the government that there will be the potential of opening up...
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John McDonnell
03/21/2017 at 08:00. Facebook
‪Britain cannot be a haven for those who are looking to hide their money. The Tories light touch approach to bank regulation attracts criminals.

British banks handled vast sums of laundered Russian money

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John McDonnell
03/20/2017 at 17:00. Facebook
On Saturday I was in Newcastle for our latest New Economics conference. You can watch my full speech here: [ Youtu.be Link ]

There's a huge thirst for ideas and alternatives out there and people just aren't going to take it anymore from Westminster or Whitehall.

Only Labour can rebuild and transform Britain so no one and no community is left behind.
Increased taxes on wealthy individuals and businesses in order to balance the country’s books have the overwhelming support of the British public, a new poll reveals. According to a survey by ComRes for The Independent, restoring the income tax rate for those earning more than £150,000 a year from 4...

Brits in favour of higher tax on country's wealthiest, poll finds

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The potential of the North East is being wasted by this Conservative Government. Where their promises have failed you, Labour will not.

We will oversee the greatest transfer of power to the North of England since the industrial revolution.

Labour promises new Metro trains in £1.4bn investment for North East

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The Government should should stop dithering and get moving with the Swansea Tidal Lagoon.

Speaking on a visit to the site today to give it Labour's full backing, Rebecca Long-Bailey MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, said:

"This Tidal Lagoon is the perfect project for a forward looking Industrial Strategy for Britain, creating a high quality product,...
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Swansea tidal lagoon: Rebecca Long-Bailey urges go ahead - BBC News

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Good riddance to the unfair tax rise for the self-employed but now what about that £2 billion black hole?

The Chancellor must tell us how extra social care will be funded, after Jeremy Corbyn, Labour and civic society forced him into a U-turn.

My piece for the The Guardian on Philip Hammond's Budget blunder.

Good riddance to the unfair NIC tax rise. Now what about that £2bn black hole? | John McDonnell

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Threatening to raise tax on low and middle earning self-employed people while continuing handouts to the rich sums up this Government. When you make a blunder as big as this, you should at least apologise.

In 2015, we had the tax credit shambles. In 2016, we had Personal Independence Payments reversal. Now in 2017 we have the u-turn on National Insurance Contributions.
Philip Hammond's decision to not go ahead with an unfair £2bn tax rise on self employed low and middle earners is a humiliating reversal for the Chancellor.

His authority is now shredded after just one Budget, and he tore up a manifesto commitment to do it.
The Chancellor’s authority is shredded only a week since his first Budget after being forced to U-turn under Labour pressure.

Threatening to raise tax on low and middle earning self-employed people while continuing handouts to the rich sums up this Government.
It is a disgrace that last night the government again refused to guarantee the rights of EU citizens, who have made their lives here in the UK. We will continue to demand that the stress they, and British citizens living in the EU, are being put under is ended, and they are given the right to remain.

Labour, at every stage, will challenge the government’s plans with our alternative of a...
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Registration is still open for our Economic Conference on Saturday in Newcastle with Ted Howard, Claire McCarthy, Cat Hobbs, Rebecca Long-Bailey MP, Chi Onwurah MP and many more.

The New Economics

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Please join us in Parliament Square tonight to demand the Government guarantee the legal status of EU citizens resident in the UK before the Brexit negotiations begin.

Jeremy Corbyn MP, Leader of the Labour Party, said: "Labour opposes the government’s refusal to guarantee the rights of the 3 million EU citizens, who have made Britain their home and contribute to our society and economy....
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Emergency Protest: Defend EU Citizens' Right to Remain

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Tomorrow the House of Commons will vote on Labour's amendment to the Article 50 bill to guarantee the right of EU citizens to remain in the UK post-Brexit.

Join me and Jeremy Corbyn at the emergency demonstration outside Parliament from 5.30pm - 8pm to demand that people’s lives are not used as bargaining chips in the Brexit negotiations.

Emergency Protest: Defend EU Citizens' Right to Remain

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This week’s budget revealed the government’s true priorities. It’s not about supporting workers or small businesses. It’s a government for tax avoiders and giant corporations.

Phillip Hammond was boasting about the continuing cuts to taxes for corporations and the super-rich, now totalling £70bn over the next few years, even as he hammered the self-employed with a £2bn national insurance tax...
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Philip Hammond gave us a budget for tax avoiders and giant firms

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