1. Here’s the incredible moment shadow chancellor John McDonnell recited lines from Mao Zedong’s Little Red Book during his response to George Osborne’s spending review.
McDonnell said he wanted to assist “comrade Osborne” in his dealings with his new friends in China, and produced the book, which is a collection of statements from the notorious former leader of the Chinese communist party also known as Chairman Mao.
“Let’s quote from Mao, rarely done in this chamber,” said McDonnell to hoots of derision from the Conservative benches. “The quote is this: ‘We must learn to do economic work from all who know how, no matter who they are. We must esteem them as teachers, learning from them respectfully and conscientiously, but we must not pertain to know what we do not know.’”