Towards the end of a long interview with Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell on the Andrew Marr Show last Sunday 16 July (BBC One), he was yet again asked to take back his statement that people at Grenfell Tower were “murdered by political decisions”.   The corporate media was so used to getting away with labelling social murder…

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The Grenfell fire was a watershed. Speaking in a debate about whether democracy is broken at Glastonbury the day after thousands serenaded Jeremy Corbyn, John McDonnell drew a line under the soft phrases from mealy-mouthed politicians that hide deep truths. “Is democracy working? It didn’t work if you were a family living on the 20th…

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