Chickencoup ‘groans’ at democracy, demands McDonnell talk to Loach. So he does…

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So, the ‘chickencoup’ portion of the PLP (Parliamentary Labour Party) has ‘confronted‘ Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell and demanded that he ‘talk to’ world-renowned film director Ken Loach, after Loach labelled them ‘a disgrace’ during a talk at a screening of his award-winning film, ‘I, Daniel Blake’.

Apparently, the ‘coup-ers’ don’t think that initiating an anti-democratic challenge to the elected party leader, mass resignations, false allegations of ‘abuse’ and continually talking down the party’s electoral prospects to even the right-wing media is ‘disgraceful’ or that anyone should speak out about it. Right.

McDonnell promised that he would talk to Loach about it. So he did. And his office’s comments to media after that talk are a masterclass in the understated put-down:

John has spoken with Mr Loach directly after the meeting, just as he said he would. Ken confirmed to him that he only repeated his view that it…

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