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John McDonnell MP @johnmcdonnellMP Hayes and Harlington

Labour MP for Hayes and Harlington and former Shadow Chancellor. Join the Labour Party here: https://t.co/vbWxb5FqMM

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Joined Twitter 9/25/09


Thank you @LFC for listening to supporters and doing the right thing. @spiritofshankly https://t.co/APoVmF8HbsJust heard that Boris Johnson has gone into intensive care. I send him and his family my best wishes and wish him a speedy recovery.🚨Here it is: @JohnMcDonnellMP’s first interview since standing down as Labour’s Shadow Chancellor🚨 - How did Tony… https://t.co/ae7SdMb1Mf
Retweeted by John McDonnell MPLord John Hendy QC briefs on the gaps in the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme https://t.co/3gdeqYN0fgIn social care #COVID19 is a crisis within a crisis, falling on low-paid and majority women workers. Care workers… https://t.co/EFL9vbWpgl
Retweeted by John McDonnell MPDave Carr, a critical care nurse working in one of central London's biggest hospitals, calls for construction sites… https://t.co/wWfbieW4zT
Retweeted by John McDonnell MPFully agree with the action of @spiritofshankly quite properly asking the questions Liverpool supporters have been… https://t.co/KbiQLl7fKQ
4/6
2020
Congratulations to @AnnelieseDodds on her appointment as Shadow Chancellor. Anneliese was a superb member of my Tre… https://t.co/fPPWSZicPYJim Pickard asks perfectly straightforward question whether the Government is going to subsidise tax exile Richard… https://t.co/5tnhN35aquThis is about as sick as it comes. Profit seeking from suffering is nearly as low as you can get. Name and shame bu… https://t.co/pF8V9OBtjDMy argument is that the Left has to lead now in developing planning for post crisis society. Otherwise from the rig… https://t.co/YTs9tdRGpNMarr referred to my advocacy of tax on corporations/multinationals, & wealthy to cover cost of Covid 19 crisis. In… https://t.co/4TynDqCG0q
4/5
2020
There’s nothing like impartial assessment and scrutiny.... and this is nothing like impartial assessment and scruti… https://t.co/SXHX1Jwvtu
Retweeted by John McDonnell MPWith over 700 people dying in one day, including young people, health workers, bus drivers in London, and older peo… https://t.co/c5TEFgZbXlThis is extremely worrying and I fully support Unite’s call for greater protection for bus drivers. https://t.co/LhaDpyyZd3 @Peter_Dowd @lynbrownmp @AnnelieseDodds @labourlewis @jreynoldsMP @Thelma_DWalker Thank you Peter for the fantastic… https://t.co/uCX4JEZhNkCongratulations to Keir & Angela on their election & to Rebecca & Lisa for their excellent leadership campaigns &… https://t.co/uGcPVVbXbbAs I step down as Shadow Chancellor I want to thank all those party members and supporters who have sustained us th… https://t.co/5nozGEIRvi
4/4
2020
"Coronavirus: are we really all in this together?" Full recording of Tuesday's Zoom call now available 👇 Featuri… https://t.co/tNRU7FK1Wg
Retweeted by John McDonnell MPJohn McDonnell calls for wealth tax to pay for coronavirus measures https://t.co/zQH3L3SR38
Retweeted by John McDonnell MPThis crisis has revealed what values we cherish the most, and exposed economic insecurity across the board. We have… https://t.co/HWOJgKk2pNConfusion reigns over today’s government press conference. Expected Sunak to lead on new loans package but no sign… https://t.co/WIavqObqxuThere are too many people slipping through our safety net during this crisis period. The Govt must fix the holes an… https://t.co/03UH3T04EVThe Government needs to be clear about what the objectives are & to stick to promises. Where we think the Governmen… https://t.co/8eqQZ4sZm4Throughout crisis I’ve sought to ensure there is constructive engagement with the government in ensuring it brings… https://t.co/Cq75SVFYuIThe Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell on @BBCBreakfast on testing — via @blakeyblogs https://t.co/E2aKiaHeQg
Retweeted by John McDonnell MPJohn McDonnell again raises minimum earnings guarantee (aka universal basic income) on @BBCBreakfast as something c… https://t.co/edP59MIin7
Retweeted by John McDonnell MP"Clarity is the key issue" Labour's @johnmcdonnellMP tells @BBCBreakfast - says govt "needs to be much clearer" abo… https://t.co/tLn1bqPukZ
Retweeted by John McDonnell MPThank you to @johnmcdonnellMP for highlighting on @BBCBreakfast the amendments that need to be made to the CVJR sch… https://t.co/XhXpggB256
Retweeted by John McDonnell MPLabour's shadow chancellor @johnmcdonnellMP is spot on here. As well as measures to help us get through the crisis,… https://t.co/5zXI7LUNKl
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4/3
2020
Thank you to all these wonderful people and to all my neighbours and constituents who came out tonight to applaud a… https://t.co/H6G7zGZmgZ.@JonAshworth responds to government commitment on coronavirus testing, calls for National Testing Strategy https://t.co/NATGuilTrj
Retweeted by John McDonnell MPThe problem, Robert, is huge gaps remain in protection schemes for employees, self employed & many others. I’ve sub… https://t.co/110kurK0LsFor #WorldAutismAwarenessDay today my daughter has interviewed her big brother. I would be so grateful if you cou… https://t.co/HJnDWys7Dk
Retweeted by John McDonnell MPFull support to these workers campaigning against poverty wages. https://t.co/aUWZLSUftZ @DawnButlerBrent I am so sorry Dawn. Please pass on my condolences to all the family.This is why we urgently need Parliament reconvened online. Otherwise there is nobody holding government to account.… https://t.co/XFMd8b6jPFAsked what socialism meant to him Jeremy Corbyn replied: "It is an obvious way of living. You care for each other,… https://t.co/PT1N9csqZ6
Retweeted by John McDonnell MP"I think so far with testing the approach is failing." Shadow Attorney General, Baroness Chakrabarti is calling fo… https://t.co/rLWtVANngl
Retweeted by John McDonnell MPThe Government must urgently revisit both its job retention scheme and its self-employment scheme so that no worker… https://t.co/PPgkTH9cv6
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4/2
2020
Along with several of my Parliamentary colleagues I raised last week the failure of Government’s business loans sch… https://t.co/P72GeWZ63T @PHE_uk Why are you saying people who have the virus who don’t show symptoms can’t infect others with the virus.… https://t.co/tvLS7ghfDb
Retweeted by John McDonnell MPThe UK Missed Out On Thousands Of Extra Coronavirus Tests https://t.co/lLa70XIwuiExcellent article by @AndyMcDonaldMP on his terrific plans to bring rail into public ownership. https://t.co/SyktJyxJOBAlok Sharma said it would be "completely unacceptable" for banks to refuse financial support to firms which need it… https://t.co/DgX5vOFkz6Labour proposals include a passenger rights body, Passenger Voice, to provide one place to take complaints. Beyond… https://t.co/9XaiVAn0eb
Retweeted by John McDonnell MPLabour's plans will put in place key things missing from the railway at present: - a guiding mind in charge of the… https://t.co/FjVO5RIEZV
Retweeted by John McDonnell MP“Labour calls on ministers to abandon attempts to gag staff and instead work closely with trade unions to ensure st… https://t.co/JitHzxweR5
Retweeted by John McDonnell MPBREAKING: Statement by @FrancesOGrady and Britain’s health and social care unions on the lack of personal protectiv… https://t.co/kNq6G7XEVA
Retweeted by John McDonnell MPOnly 2,000 NHS staff have been tested for coronavirus so far https://t.co/s3Ji3Q43f4
Retweeted by John McDonnell MPJoint statement by UNISON, the Royal College of Midwives, GMB, Unite, TUC and others say lack of PPE in health and… https://t.co/aGZlBKJXaF
Retweeted by John McDonnell MPI don’t think the Govt have communicated this clearly at all. The Govt 80% guarantee for these loans is only for th… https://t.co/IPqkfiZF5s
Retweeted by John McDonnell MPWhat an example this young, newly elected Labour MP has set us all. Thank you Nadia for all you do. https://t.co/JW8uH1bYqhThis cannot be right. Lives will be lost unless action is taken. We have been calling consistently for the Governme… https://t.co/jtpHNsQ1CvPeople mustn’t be hit with overdraft and credit card charges – @johnmcdonnellMP https://t.co/whODEMXz9k
Retweeted by John McDonnell MPCOVID-19 has brought rail franchising to an abrupt end, yet there’s been an acknowledgment for some time that the s… https://t.co/Ee4scnfGyP
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4/1
2020
There are still issues with personal protective equipment getting to our frontline workers in the… https://t.co/eVDCAQAyCk
Retweeted by John McDonnell MP.@michaelgove said just now that the difficulty in increasing number of #COVID19 tests was due to a shortage of th… https://t.co/4ZCc08ijUj
Retweeted by John McDonnell MPYou know who else is facing pressure @BorisJohnson? Nurses, doctors, firefighters, carers, cleaners, & all public s… https://t.co/qVJOo1ZVCq
Retweeted by John McDonnell MPIt is appalling that anyone is advocating depriving the poorest in our society of this minor improvement in their w… https://t.co/tXjqqOF8PGI found this article extremely interesting. It opens up a series of questions about decision making in government o… https://t.co/JSo0DOvdpZI've written to the Prime Minister with a plan for immediate action to improve the safety of our NHS and care worke… https://t.co/ShyPxZ9zwB
Retweeted by John McDonnell MPThe test for our society is whether we come through this strengthened, with greater solidarity forged in the heat o… https://t.co/Sp4iLWDchm
Retweeted by John McDonnell MP.@jeremycorbyn has written to the Prime Minister with a plan for immediate action for more PPE, and greater testing… https://t.co/mxkCtzfmxj
Retweeted by John McDonnell MPOur speakers tonight are: John McDonnell, shadow chancellor Christine Berry, researcher and author Sam Oladeinde,… https://t.co/r40Zs9CD7e
Retweeted by John McDonnell MP6/ This is the second report we've produced on economic policy and Coronavirus. Before the Govt announced its Job R… https://t.co/hoMGn2gUOv5/ The Govt must announce relief for renters, no utility disconnections, and close loopholes in its self-employment… https://t.co/D4iHXCxThN4/ On social security: Universal Credit loans should be turned into grants. There must be increases to Child Benefi… https://t.co/hHcQfwekdU3/ On statutory sick pay: the Govt must remove the Lower Earnings Limit, which means if you earn under £118 a week… https://t.co/vDM9XBA91p2/ On income support: the Job Retention Scheme, while welcome, doesn't apply to workers on reduced hours, carers, o… https://t.co/KyO97zA4EY1/ As Opposition parties we're all working constructively both holding the Govt to account & assisting by reporting… https://t.co/vQO0gQEqhYTwo other major holes in Govt's Job Retention Scheme we have raised: no protection for people working reduced hours… https://t.co/iye2HP7rGM.@robpowellnews highlights one of the many gaps we have identified to the Government in its wage support scheme. We… https://t.co/jIquNReJv4
3/31
2020
Pleased to announce our scheme to support the foodbanks in our constituency and the amazing staff at Hillingdon Hos… https://t.co/s8hz3yVXtw
Retweeted by John McDonnell MPI am so sad to hear that my old comrade Ted Knight has died. He was one of the finest and most courageous socialist… https://t.co/1MDLZGfRrPIt’s 20 years since Labour’s commitment to #endchildpoverty was made – and 2020 was our target. The progress we m… https://t.co/X0XAW1sg9H
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3/30
2020
@midgley_neil Neil, I send you and your family my deepest sympathy and condolences. The flood of tributes to your M… https://t.co/BC18Dl3htLThe government needs to address the protection needs of workers exactly as Dave Ward points out. https://t.co/0bz2fZZHgQ @Gatster5 @NatalieG947 @rattychipmunk I have raised this at my phone conference on Friday with Treasury and Cabinet… https://t.co/9L73tNH2aOSikhs in Afghanistan have been the target of some of bloodiest attacks throughout latest violence. In addition to u… https://t.co/oGJvvVZCBBStrong work here from @Autonomy_UK on coronavirus exposure at work, & low-paid women being especially at risk:… https://t.co/yp0Uzkr8G2✨TUESDAY 8PM✨ Joined by: 🔈 @johnmcdonnellMP, shadow chancellor of the exchequer 🔈Christine Berry (@oeufling), re… https://t.co/lcxoO2sMaQ
Retweeted by John McDonnell MPIn dark days of this virus outbreak, I hope people will forgive me just once having a bit of a chuckle over this. T… https://t.co/Orxmvkz8BL
3/29
2020
The lowest-paid workers will experience worst effects of coronavirus https://t.co/coKSSRImZA'Coronavirus crisis shows killer Tory cuts must be a thing of the past' https://t.co/nWwNPsWuuUReports of people being forced into work & into working in unsafe conditions. What monitoring & enforcement is taki… https://t.co/G7w1iTFWGsThank you so much Crispin Flintoff for organising the @Standup4Labour online event today. And special thanks to… https://t.co/RhzHFB5lJi @_samuelkier Samuel, I have raised this with the government and asked the Chancellor to amend the support scheme. W… https://t.co/hW9cu18l4S @howtomakeaclass @meadwaj Thanks. Never met him personally.
3/28
2020
Today over 100 @UKLabour MPs and I have written to @MattHancock calling for prescriptions to be made free for every… https://t.co/tjjIJf0XPq
Retweeted by John McDonnell MPThe Government must ensure that they get money into the hands of the self-employed within days not weeks or months… https://t.co/8ZgfHbfVK1Please support the amazing staff at Hillingdon Hospital through this crisis. We are starting an appeal for the staf… https://t.co/mhE931ayhR
Retweeted by John McDonnell MPMy interview on the Today Programme. I am relieved that the scheme for the self-employed was announced. But there a… https://t.co/I0bPs2Dhno @lindaroslynd @2020Comms @RishiSunak @adamboultonSKY @ShippersUnbound @jeremycorbyn @UNECOSOC @mvankerkhovehttps://t.co/yUmp8pe1WQ"Some of them are really struggling." @johnmcdonnellMP says that while he is "relieved" by the income support pack… https://t.co/MUwiMkRwYL
Retweeted by John McDonnell MP @bectu Do let Tracy Brabin and myself know of any issues coming out of your discussions on this that you would like… https://t.co/Qu6ie1Dvkf @kingaduke @BBCr4today I did cover these in other interviews this morning when I was able to. You are right to emph… https://t.co/lu8ybHDjsD
3/27
2020
The Lancet’s Richard Horton brilliant takedown of the Government’s handling of #coronavirus as a “national scandal”… https://t.co/PPvEuxqlYz
Retweeted by John McDonnell MPAlfie Stirling astutely puts into perspective the latest Government support schemes for workers, businesses and sel… https://t.co/4nx1ISRURhMore than a football club. https://t.co/z6Odees9Lq
3/26
2020

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