'Theresa May has no right to govern', says John McDonnell

'Theresa May has no right to govern', says John McDonnell

The shadow chancellor made the comments in a BBC interview

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

John McDonnell has claimed Theresa May and her minority government have “no right to govern.”

The Queen’s Speech will be laid out later today (Wednesday) and will see the Prime Minister describe her plans for key issues such as Brexit.

McDonnell, Labour’s shadow chancellor, insisted in a BBC interview people have a right to feel anger at the state of British politics, but called for “day of rage” protesters  - who are reportedly planning a demonstration outside Parliament during the ceremony – to remain orderly.

However, he also claimed Theresa May and the Tories have no right to lead the country in the wake of the election result.

He told BBC Radio 4: “They didn’t get an overall majority.

"I don't believe they are legitimate in the sense of getting the mandate that they asked for.

“We’re in a situation where I don't think they’ve got a right to govern. I think there is such disarray now.

“In the interest of the country, they should stand down and give Labour the opportunity of forming a minority government.”