Sir Philip Green was recntly branded the “unacceptable face of capitalism” by an inquiry that found he systematically extracted huge sums from his former company while leaving its pension fund in huge deficit.
In an excoriating joint report, MPs of two Commons select committees accused the entrepreneur of seeking to blame anyone but himself for the firm’s failure.
They claimed he now had a “moral duty” to make a “large financial contribution” to the 20,000 pensioners facing substantial cuts to their benefits.
But McDonnell’s criticism of both Branson and Green was tackled by Labour MP John Woodcock, who said the shadow chancellor would never have the opportunity to action the calls he made today.
In a series of posts linking his outburst to Branson’s personal intervention in ‘Traingate’, Woodcock wrote on Twitter: “Dare to question Saint Jeremy’s version of the truth? John McDonnell will strip you of your knighthood.”
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