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John McDonnell, an unlikely Davos man

The Shadow Chancellor will head to the Alps next week to take on the elite. But what will he say?

By George Magnus  

Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell. Photo: Steve Parsons/PA Wire/PA Images

You know truth is stranger than fiction when Nigel Farage wants a second referendum on Brexit and John McDonnell accepts an invitation to go to the World Economic Forum in Davos next week. We are used to politics throwing up all sorts of surprises, but there are few things as incongruous as this Labour Shadow Chancellor joining up with what he might easily call “class enemies” as they descend on the Alpine village.

Davos attendees comprise, for the most part, senior…

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