John McDonnell Says He Won’t March On Russian Embassy To Protest Attacks In Syria

He also avoided answering a question on whether Labour trusted Washington or Moscow more, saying: “I don’t think we should get into that, not at this stage.”

McDonnell is not alone in resisting marching on the Russian embassy. Sir John Sawers, the former head of MI6, said such a move risked retaliation against British diplomats overseas.

“We need to be careful about the consequences of things we call for,” he said. 

Chris Nineham, a national officer of the Stop The War coalition, claimed: “A protest outside the Russian embassy would actually contribute to increasing the hysteria and the jingoism that is being whipped up at the minute to go against Russia… being organised by politicians and by the media against Russia to see Russia as the only problem in Syria.”

Listen to McDonnell’s comments in full below

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