Shadow Chancellor sets example for Labour MPs in confronting media dishonesty
Labour’s Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell has reacted in the bluntest terms to a claim that he was pushing for “Brexit to be cancelled”.
“This is pure invention and complete rubbish… It’s a lie. The Tory press… will use every lying device to try and divide us.”
The article, in the Mail on Sunday, claims that Labour MPs in leave seats have reacted with ‘fury’ to McDonnell’s supposed push and was shared on Twitter by centrist scribbler John Rentoul. McDonnell’s response could scarcely have been more strongly worded as he accused the Mail of dishonestly making it up in preparation for a general election:
Labour MPs should take a lesson from McDonnell and attack media lies head on – and since the corporate media will only push negatives, Labour needs equally to be disciplined in getting its positive message out constantly.
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