Former Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer John McDonnell insisted the Labour Party needed to implement more radical policies. While speaking on the Today Programme he insisted the Hartlepool election was lost in part due to the Brexit debate. He added that the party needed more radical policies in order to combat the issues that people care about like living in poverty.
Regarding Sir Keir Starmer’s leadership, Mr McDonnell claimed he would continue to give him a chance as head of the party.
However, he hoped Sir Keir would consider more radical policies to win back voters across the country.
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