John McDonnell [Image: Reuters/Darren Staples].

John McDonnell [Image: Reuters/Darren Staples].

Eoin Clarke said it better than I could, on Twitter: “Plotter MPs, ‘we’ll cease to be disloyal provided Corbyn demonstrates disloyalty.’ Drag you down to their level & beat you on experience.

Why on Earth would anybody who has just won the support of the majority of the Labour Party feel the need to give in to any demands by people who betrayed him and tried to force him to resign in an underhand and undemocratic way?

If anybody wants to return to the shadow cabinet, they should be coming back on Jeremy Corbyn’s terms, not their own.

There’s no reason to believe the words quoted in the Daily Mirror article, though – we all know that the “senior figure” in any political party, who is quoted to fill out a speculative story, usually doesn’t exist at all.

This is another scaremongering piece from the anti-Corbyn Mirror. John McDonnell’s job is in no danger at all.

Rebel MPs preparing to return to Jeremy Corbyn’s top team are calling on him to axe key aide John McDonnell as Shadow Chancellor.

Negotiations are under way to reunite Labour after almost the entire shadow cabinet quit in the summer.

The rebels are insisting on shadow cabinet elections in any come-back deal – and McDonnell’s demotion.

One senior figure who resigned said someone from the leader’s office had been asking those who quit if they would come back following Corbyn’s re-election triumph.

The source focused on the Shadow Chancellor , who has apologised over the release of a hit-list of 13 MPs opposed to Corbyn.

The politician said: “They asked. What do we need to do?

“I said there needs to be closer links between the Parliamentary Labour Party and shadow cabinet.

“And something needs to be done about McDonnell. He’s disliked across the board. People think he’s vicious.”

Source: Rebel Labour MPs: We’ll rejoin Jeremy Corbyn if he gets rid of John McDonnell – Mirror Online


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