Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell is usually a model of restraint during TV interviews, even when asked about the nonsense frequently perpetrated by the Labour right toward party leader Jeremy Corbyn or his supporters.
But arch-‘centrist’ Chuka Umunna’s attack on members, during which he called on Corbyn to ‘call off the dogs’, was clearly beyond the pale for the veteran left-winger – and his blistering take-down of the right-wing ‘Labour’ MP was captured by cameras:
There was no mistaking McDonnell’s disgust at Umunna, whose previous controversial history includes referring to club-goers as ‘trash’.
Good for John McDonnell – Labour members across the country are cheering him on.
Edit: McDonnell wasn’t the only one to have a go. Extra kudos to Liverpool MP Dan Carden for applying the famous Scouse wit to his sideways comment:
When your failed brand of politics has no answers, but you still expect to be taken seriously. pic.twitter.com/iOBNgeNz8k
— Dan Carden MP (@DanCardenMP) September 8, 2018
Umunna’s speech to right-wing ‘party within a party’ Progress, in which he said it was up to Jeremy Corbyn to prevent a split, was transparent. The 2016 attempts by right-wing Labour MPs to ‘break [Corbyn] as a man’ make the sickest mockery of so-called ‘centrist’ bleating, where everything is Corbyn’s fault or up to Corbyn to fix.
If they want to leave before they’re pushed by their members and they have the spine to do it, let them get on with it so Labour can get on with transforming this country for the benefit of those in need.
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