The PI team is in Brighton for the Labour Conference and here are our highlights from Monday. You can find us @Politicalintel for our take on what’s happening at #Labconf15.
Pic of the day
Labour’s past meets Labour’s future: which is which?
Photo credit: Chris Mason, BBC Political Correspondent (@ChrisMasonBBC)
Development of the day
Shadow Chancellor sets out vision for “new world”
Controversial new Shadow Chancellor, John McDonnell MP rejects austerity economics but pledges to meet deficit reduction targets by cracking down on tax evasion, tax avoidance, and by ending tax cuts for the better off. (BBC article here).
Tweet of the day
Biggest cheer of John McDonnell’s speech so far is for mention of making Starbucks, Vodafone, Amazon pay more tax #labconf15
— Ian Katz (@iankatz1000) September 28, 2015
Quote of the day
“No jokes…they get me into trouble…”
John McDonnell MP speaking to the Daily Politics show ahead of his Conference address: