McDonnell explodes at Starmer for being influenced by Mandelson – Labour war erupts
McDonnell shares his ‘words of advise’ to Starmer
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Former Shadow Chancellor and Corbyn loyalist John McDonnell lambasted Sir Keir Starmer for allowing Labour to be too influenced by Peter Mandelson. In a furious tirade on BBC Andrew Marr show earlier Mr McDonnell unleashed a volley of criticism at Sir Keir following Labour’s disastrous election results. He demanded “commitment to solidarity” and urged Starmer to bin Mandelson’s advice.
The former shadow chancellor said: “He (Starmer) did say he would build on the policy framework we set out and he hasn’t!
“You can’t send candidates naked into the field like that without any policy.
“I don’t get into who’s best in any position or anything like that.
“But I’m here to play this role as elder statesmen and I am playing this role!”
McDonnell went on to share some advice with Starmer saying: “I just give these words of advice for Keir.
“I think at the moment Keir and his advisors like Peter Mandelson and others.
“They’re straining that concept and commitment to solidarity within the party!”
And in a fiery conclusion McDonnell hit out: “And in that way unnecessarily dividing the party!”
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