Wednesday 24 July 2019 / 5:45 PM Economy / John McDonnell

It’s clear that this is a government for bankers – McDonnell

John McDonnell MP, Labour’s Shadow Chancellor, commenting on Sajid Javid’s appointment as Chancellor, said:

“Boris Johnson boasted he was the bankers’ best friend and he has proved it by appointing a banker, whose former company was one of those responsible for the financial crash and became notorious for its involvement in tax avoidance.

“Javid has consistently called for more tax cuts for the banks and corporations. So from the outset it’s clear that this is a government by the bankers and for the bankers.”