Jeremy Corbyn has chosen as Shadow Chancellor possibly the only MP to the left of him.
Here are some quotes from John McDonnell:
It’s about time we started honouring those people involved in the armed struggle. It was the bombs and bullets and sacrifice made by the likes of Bobby Sands that brought Britain to the negotiating table. The peace we have now is due to the action of the IRA.”
Go the IRA!
Because of the bravery of the IRA and people like Bobby Sands we now have a peace process.
The brave Bobby Sands who blew up the Balmoral Furniture Company in Dunmurry. And the brave IRA who killed 500 to 600 civilians, including some young children.
he wished he could “go back to the 1980s and assassinate Thatcher”
A real democrat.
“In the first week of a Labour government, democratic control of the major economic decisions would be restored by ending the Bank of England’s control over interest rates and bringing the nationalised and subsidised banks under direct control to force them to lend and invest their resources to modernise our economy and put people back to work.”
No more independent reserve bank.
“I was up in Liverpool a fortnight ago, where Alec McFadden, one of our [union] organisers, launched the Sack Esther McVey Day on her birthday.
“I spoke at a packed public meeting … there was a whole group in the audience that completely kicked off quite critical of the whole concept, because they were arguing: ‘Why are [we] sacking her? Why aren’t we lynching the bastard?”’
He seems to often advocate violence against women he disagrees with. A charming man.