Why Labour MPs Should Nominate John McDonnell

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To paraphrase Marx, from the 18th Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte, history tends to repeat itself, the first time as tragedy, the second time as farce.  In 2007, the Labour Party was left with no debate about its future direction, no discussion about policy, no opportunity for members to exercise their democratic rights. Gordon Brown was left unopposed, because the PLP chose to nominate him in such numbers, there were insufficient remaining MPs to nominate any alternative candidate. Continue reading