108. John McDonnell on Keir Starmer, Labour's lack of vision - and what now for the left.
The Owen Jones Podcast
After Labour narrowly held Batley & Spen in the recent by-election, former Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell talks to me about how the party is losing voters who stuck with it in 2019, let alone failing to win over new supporters; how Muslim Labour voters feel utterly betrayed and disillusioned; how the Tories have been allowed to get away with their catastrophic handling of COVID-19, and Labour aren't setting out a clear vision; whether the left is about to be crushed by the leadership, whether Peter Mandelson is running the party - and what next for the left.Help us take on the right-wing media here: https://patreon.com/owenjones84 Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/the-owen-jones-podcast.See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
As the Bank of England decides on its latest rates policy and support for the economy, Labour's former shadow chancellor says it's time to widen the central bank's role.John McDonnell, Labour MP for Hayes and Harlington and former shadow chancellor, tells Bloomberg Westminster's Caroline Hepker and Roger Hearing the central bank needs to be more involved in dealing with issues of inequality and tackling climate change.Robert Ford, professor of political science at Manchester University and co-author of the book "Brexitland - Identity, Diversity and the Reshaping of British Politics," joins to discuss the implications of the Chesham and Amersham by-election for the Conservatives and the risks of the party losing their core support as they try to build on gains in Labour's heartland. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
John Martin McDonnell is a British politician who served as Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer from 2015 to 2020. A member of the Labour Party, he has been Member of Parliament for Hayes and Harlington since 1997.
Thelma and Tom Look Left - episode 10 with John McDonnell
Thelma and Tom Look Left
Well, can you believe it, we've made it to Episode 10 and to celebrate the occasion, we've come up with a really good podcast (to be fair, they've all been pretty good haven't they). It was such a pleasure meeting and talking with John McDonnell, one of the elders of Left wing politics in the UK. So much knowledge, so much perspective, so much honesty and integrity, but beyond all that, such a genuinely nice person. We covered a lot of ground, including a stunning description of life as a constituency MP, John's optimistic future for the Left, and most importantly, how his lessons on the trombone are coming along. All good stuff! Thanks again to Hurricane for the production work, and also for the added excellent special intro music for our guest. You are really appreciated Huzza, by both me and Thelma, and also by our listeners. If you enjoy listening to this podcast please subscribe, share, and tell your friends. Thank you.
John McDonnell was Shadow Chancellor under Jeremy Corbyn, and the driving force of the party's transformative economic agenda. A year after Labour's shattering defeat, I spoke to him just after the suspension of the man who stood to be Labour Prime Minister from his own party; about antisemitism on the left; whether Keir Starmer will keep to his policy promises; the climate emergency; and what lessons can be learned from the US left.Help us take on the right wing media!: https://patreon.com/owenjones84 Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/the-owen-jones-podcast.See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Former shadow chancellor John McDonnell joins Arj Singh, Paul Waugh and Rachel Wearmouth to discuss the rebellions brewing in Westminster as efforts to tackle the coronavirus pandemic by the government lurch from crisis to crisis. Is the time of constructive opposition from Keir Starmer’s Labour over? And is it time to impose a national lockdown?While fighting the government’s response, Starmer also has to keep an eye on his own MPs, who defied the whip this week on controversial new spy powers.Meanwhile, McDonnell reveals his lockdown hobby. Make sense of politics. Sign up to the Waugh Zone and get the political day in a nutshell every weekday evening. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
HUMANITY'S CHILD: A Musical by John McDonnell Tierney
Atlanta Fringe Audio
A timely story, inspiring music and endearing characters engage listener’s imaginations as “Sara (Humanity’s Child), and Vox (Sara’s “invisible friend”) face a world of dissonance, division, and danger. Be with Sara, Vox and Humanity’s Children of all ages as they discover inner-strengths and personal resilience in times of global pandemic! www.humanityschild.com
Lady Bam Podcast with Mary McDonnell - Episode 15 - John McDonnell
Lady BAM Podcast
This week on the Lady Bam Podcast, it's a family affair when Mary's brother John McDonnell joins us on the podcast. As COO of Clyde's Restaurant Group in Washington D.C., John has been leading his company through the last few months of changes the Covid-19 pandemic has brought to the restaurant industry. His innovative solutions and strategies continue to bring stability and assistance to his restaurants and its employees even in today's ever-changing climate. We first spoke with John several weeks ago. This week we returned to the conversation and caught up on Clyde's support of BLM in part two of the podcast.