Labour plans to ‘radicalise’ its policies even further

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  • In the run-up to the General Election Labour promised UK-wide nationalisation
  • John McDonnell said the party would ‘in some areas radicalise’ the manifesto

William Turvill, Financial Mail On Sunday

Labour is planning to ‘radicalise’ some of its policies even further, despite deep concern in the City over its 2017 manifesto.

The party was promising widespread nationalisation and Government intervention in the run-up to the General Election last June.

Last week, Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell fronted a Labour Business dinner at the Reform Club in Pall Mall, Central London.

Donor Farah Sassoon, pictured with Speaker’s wife Sally Bercow, was at the Labour Business dinner at the Reform Club in Pall Mall, Central London

Donor Farah Sassoon, pictured with Speaker’s wife Sally Bercow, was at the Labour Business dinner at the Reform Club in Pall Mall, Central London

Speaking alongside fellow Labour frontbenchers, he said the party was already preparing for the next General Election and would be developing its previous manifesto – including ‘in some areas radicalising it’ but he did not elaborate.

The event clashed with a dinner hosted by TheCityUK and attracted few big hitters from the world of business.

The guest list was largely made up of academics, along with donors including Farah Sassoon, the mother of Made In Chelsea star Sophia.

 





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