Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell was invited last month to speak to global business leaders in a demonstration of Labour’s economic and fiscal credibility that made a mockery of the attempts of the UK’s Establishment press and broadcasters to push a contrary narrative.
Last year, at the CBI (Confederation of British Industry), Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn received warm applause – according to many, warmer than his Tory counterpart – a spectacle likely to have put Tory grandees into a cold sweat, especially as financiers were also reported to be coming onside.
And today, at The Manufacturing Organisation EEF’s conference, Corbyn received another huge round of applause from business bosses with his response to a tiresome and transparent question from a Daily Mail representative eager – even after they were thoroughly debunked yesterday in a BBC interview with a Czech intelligence archivist – to keep rehashing the risible claims that he was somehow compromised by a discussion he had with with communist diplomats during 1980s perestroika:
(Video by @EL4JC)
The reaction of business bosses to his put-down of the Mail will have worried the Tories, as it showed their smears now struggle to gain traction with what they might consider their natural constituency.
But they will find even more worrying reports that Corbyn’s speech was also warmly received.
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