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The Prospect podcast #56: Who is the real John McDonnell?

Steve Bloomfield asks Kevin Maguire: what sort of a man is the Labour shadow chancellor?

By Prospect Team  

The Labour Shadow Chancellor is Jeremy Corbyn’s oldest political ally, but is John McDonnell the hard-left bruiser that his image suggests? Kevin Maguire talks to Steve Bloomfield about the life and times of the man who would be Chancellor and how training for the priesthood, working in factories and running a care home have shaped his world view.

Featuring Sameer Rahim and Alex Dean. Produced by Jay Elwes

Read Maguire’s profile of McDonnell



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