John McDonnell calls for Richard Branson to be stripped of knighthood

John McDonnell calls for Richard Branson to be stripped of knighthood

In wake of ‘Traingate’ row, shadow chancellor says Virgin founder is a tax exile who should lose his UK honour

Jeremy Corbyn’s closest ally has called for Sir Richard Branson to be stripped of his knighthood, days after his company Virgin released CCTV footage casting doubt on the Labour leader’s claim of train overcrowding.

John McDonnell, the shadow chancellor, used an interview in the Sunday Mirror to call Branson, who lives in the Caribbean, a “tax exile who thinks he can try and intervene and undermine our democracy”.

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Source: Guardian Transport

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