What on earth was McDonnell thinking with that Chairman Mao book? Wasn't it obvious to him that it would be a field day for the papers?
first rule of a joke. it has to be funny
second rule of a joke. you shouldn't have to explain it
to have to watch him on the six o'clock news disassociate himself from 45m deaths under chairman mao was like fingernails on a blackboard. just excruciating to watch
this follows on from supporting the IRA's campaign around the time of the Brighton bombing (which once he was appointed shadow chancellor he went onto question time and apologised for)
this follows on from calling for the abolition of MI5 (well posing with a leaflet supporting this, which he denied, then admitted to claiming it was a cock up)the labour party has more talented people than this, and its a shame really because there is plenty to go at the government with but it keeps getting lost in the opposition front bench making decisions that just leave you scratching your head
.......a few months ago did we ever think we would see the day Labour would send out Diane Abbott as spokesperson to trawl the evening broadcasters on such a day. Incredible.