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Matthew Parris

The cuddly new John McDonnell is more dangerous than Corbyn

29 September 2018

9:00 AM

29 September 2018

9:00 AM

‘Wherever Sir Stafford Cripps has tried to increase wealth and happiness,’ wrote the Conservative Scottish journalist Colm Brogan, ‘grass never grows again.’ But Roundup has its uses. When Brogan made this comment, Sir Stafford was Britain’s postwar ‘austerity’ chancellor of the exchequer, a post he held from 1947 to 1950.

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