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Labour conference: John McDonnell is returning to Milibandism

The Shadow Chancellor is an idealist—Britain doesn't vote for idealists

By Jay Elwes  

Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell making his keynote speech to the Labour Party annual conference in the Brighton Centre in Brighton, Sussex.

When John McDonnell, the Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer, addressed the Labour Party Conference today in Brighton, his aim was to wrest the economic narrative from the Conservatives’ grip. In a short efficient speech not notable for its gloss, McDonnell, the MP for Hayes and Harlington, aimed to shut down once and for all the notion that Labour…

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