I take the blame, says UK Labour’s McDonnell of election ‘disaster’

Published December 15, 2019, 6:32 PM

by CJ Juntereal

By Reuters

John McDonnell, Labour’s finance policy chief, accepted the blame on Sunday for the main opposition party’s election “disaster” last week when many traditional supporters switched to back Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

John McDonnell, Labour MP for Hayes and Harlington, reacts after retaining his parliamentary seat in the general election, in Uxbridge, Britain, December 13, 2019. (REUTERS/Toby Melville/File Photo/MANILA BULLETIN)
John McDonnell, Labour MP for Hayes and Harlington, reacts after retaining his parliamentary seat in the general election, in Uxbridge, Britain, December 13, 2019. (REUTERS/Toby Melville/File Photo/MANILA BULLETIN)

“Let me make it clear that it’s on me. Let’s take it on the chin. I own this disaster,” McDonnell told the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show.

Asked when he would leave as finance policy chief, he said the new Labour leadership would most probably be in place early next year, adding he would back a woman leader and believed she should be a “non-London” lawmaker.

 
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I take the blame, says UK Labour’s McDonnell of election ‘disaster’

Published December 15, 2019, 12:00 AM

by manilabulletin_admin

By Reuters

John McDonnell, Labour’s finance policy chief, accepted the blame on Sunday for the main opposition party’s election “disaster” last week when many traditional supporters switched to back Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

John McDonnell, Labour MP for Hayes and Harlington, reacts after retaining his parliamentary seat in the general election, in Uxbridge, Britain, December 13, 2019. (REUTERS/Toby Melville/File Photo/MANILA BULLETIN)
John McDonnell, Labour MP for Hayes and Harlington, reacts after retaining his parliamentary seat in the general election, in Uxbridge, Britain, December 13, 2019. (REUTERS/Toby Melville/File Photo/MANILA BULLETIN)

“Let me make it clear that it’s on me. Let’s take it on the chin. I own this disaster,” McDonnell told the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show.

Asked when he would leave as finance policy chief, he said the new Labour leadership would most probably be in place early next year, adding he would back a woman leader and believed she should be a “non-London” lawmaker.

 
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