China,  Labour Party

McDonnell quotes Mao

The infuriating thing about this is that John McDonnell actually had a reasonable, eminently debatable point about the UK government’s plan to sell stakes in major infrastructure projects to Chinese state investors– before he blew it to smithereens by flourishing and quoting from Mao Zedong’s “Little Red Book.”

Even when the Corbynistas are right, they manage to screw it up.

If he had noted that the Tory government was making these arrangements with a regime that still honors the worst mass killer in human history, he would have been more on point. Is such a realization beyond him?

Hell, even Homer Simpson got it: