UK Shadow Exchequer John McDonnell reckons the UK should get rid of its secret service (toodle pip, Mr. Bond) and disarm The Land of Hope and Glory’s armed police squads. He signed a paper calling for the end of MI5 and removal of firearms from police squads drafted by the Socialist Campaign For a Labour Victory. Or did he? In the wake of the ensuing furore, the SCLV says McDonnell only blessed their “general principles.” Yes well, look at this . . .
That’s Jimbo cheerfully brandishing the Socialists’ manifesto calling for MI5’s demise and disarmed cops. So I guess the Labour politico – the man who would oversee the UK government’s finances – didn’t read the document in his hand hands before he signed the basic manifesto. (Maybe he had to sign it to know what was in it.) Meanwhile . . .
Mr McDonnell’s support for disbanding the police came as [UK Prime Minister] David Cameron criticised Labour’s leader Mr Corbyn for his criticism of the shoot-to-kill policy.
He said: “Has it not come to something when the Leader of Her Majesty’s Opposition is not sure what the police’s reaction should be when they are confronted by a Kalashnikov-waving terrorist?”
I wonder what he reckons a disarmed British subject’s reaction should be?