Is John McDonnell MP havin a larf?
Ignoring a Labour parliamentary majority which previous leaders could only dream of, John McDonnell declares that "the most significant feature of the recent period has been the electorate's increasingly angry disillusionment with New Labour".
Hmm, never let inconvenient facts get in the way of a nice rant eh? I wonder if he can remember the majority that Attlee managed for his (very short) second term of office after his allegedly ‘successful and highly popular progressive first term’ (according to some leftie mythologists)?! (and I wonder if he’s read this post today on Luke’s blog which suggests that Labour perhaps isn’t quite finished yet?)
Mr McDonnell notes that "there was no policy content to Cameron's speech" – true but perhaps a case of a pot calling a kettle black?