Analysis: Will John McDonnell get the chance to deliver on his bold vision for the economy?
A four day week, universal basic services and free green technology transfer to the global south are among the shadow Chancellor’s big policy announcements at Labour conference – but will it all be overshadowed by Brexit?
JOHN MCDONNELL’S speech to Labour’s party conference in Brighton on Monday [23 September] was full of good ideas.
How do we know that? Look at the screeching of Britain’s unhinged right-wing in response.
The Daily Express: “McDonnell launches his Marxist plan for state control of the economy and crippling taxes”
Watch: Richard Leonard and John McDonnell on Labour's economic plans and constitutional chaos
CommonSpace provides analysis on comments made by the shadow chancellor and Scottish Labour leader asserting the importance of economic transformation from putting forth mixed messages on constitutional matters
COMMONSPACE spoke to Scottish Labour leader Richard Leonard and Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell on their pre-election campaign stop in Glasgow.
Analysis: The prospects for indyref2 and Jeremy Corbyn as Prime Minister are closely inter-twined
The right to hold indyref2 is now a key dividing line in the fight for control of the Labour party – the independence movement should not be ambivalent about its outcome, Ben Wray finds
SCOTTISH LABOUR has been reeling after shadow Chancellor John McDonnell’s Edinburgh Fringe intervention last week, where he said the Scottish Parliament should decide on whether Scotland has an independence referendum.
Analysis: What does John McDonnell’s intervention mean for a second independence referendum?
The Corbynite inner circle has indicated its openness to a second vote before – for it to mean anything, a commitment will need to be secured
FOR the embattled ranks of Scottish Labour, it was an epic betrayal; for those invested in the future of the Union, an act of supreme, unforced recklessness; for enemies of the Corbynite project within Labour, further proof that the party high command has lost touch with political reality.
For John McDonnell… It was Tuesday.
SNP calls on Richard Leonard to ‘get on the right side of democracy’ as Scottish Labour leader butts heads with John McDonnell over indyref2 comments
Furious Scottish Labour reaction greets shadow chancellor following his claim that a future Labour government would not block a second independence referendum backed by Holyrood
Scottish Labour distance themselves from John McDonnell on tax cuts for higher earners
As SNP mock shadow chancellor’s lack of defiance to Tory tax cuts, Richard Leonard says raising the higher rate threshold “should not be a priority for the Scottish Government”
RICHARD LEONARD has attempted to distance Scottish Labour from shadow chancellor John McDonnell’s recent insistence that Labour would not oppose Tory tax cuts for higher earners announced in this week’s budget, instead arguing that raising the higher rate threshold “should not be a priority” in Scotland.
Analysis: 3 internal battles Labour will face at its party conference
Labour will gather in Liverpool this weekend with key battles over Europe and party democracy expected to dominate headlines
LABOUR will gather for its autumn conference in Liverpool this weekend after a "summer of discontent", with key battles over Europe, antisemitism and internal party democracy set to fuel more debate across the warring wings of the party.
CommonSpace takes a look behind the headlines at the debate which will shape the weekend.