I had a face to face chat with the Shadow Chancellor, John McDonnell at an event in Leeds last night, as you do. A good ten minutes at least. He spent a lot of time talking to people one on one after he'd made a speech, with no airs or graces.
All I'd say is, I wasn't particularly an admirer of his beforehand, but in person, I found him to be far removed from the image I'd gained from reading about him in the media. Intelligent, articulate, amusing, candid and honest enough to admit the mistakes he's made in the job so far, including the 'little red book' joke.
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