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Corbyn fans chanted loudly as John McDonnell insisted he was so proud of Jeremy Corbyn. John McDonnell began his speech at the Labour conference in Brighton and said: “Let me also thank my friend, who as leader of our party gives us his 100 percent support. What makes me so proud of him is that no matter what smears and personal attacks by the gutter press, all of us who know Jeremy, know he always continues to embody the kinder gentler politics he advocates and I am so proud of Jeremy Corbyn.”

The room then erupted in loud applause and whistling moments before loud chants can be heard.

As Mr McDonnell paused for the loud chants Mr Corbyn got up to hug him on stage.

He continued: “My fear, though, is that – as a result of the behaviour, language and cynical opportunism of some politicians on the right, we have entered a period of profound insecurity and risk to our democratic system.

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“We have seen before in our history what kind of forces can be unleashed by politicians who have a total disregard for the truth in their ruthless pursuit of power for power’s sake.

“Politicians who attack the very institutions and practices no matter how flawed that protect and uphold our democracy. Parliament, the courts and the rule of law. The best antidote to those who attack our democratic rules and institutions is more democracy itself.

“That’s why we aim to trust the people in having the final say on Brexit. A Deal or Remain. Some of you will know I have said I will campaign for Remain.

“But let me make it clear that I profoundly respect those who support a genuine alternative.

“He said socialism is the achievement of equality through democracy.”

The Shadow Chancellor went on to speak on the Labour Party’s intentions if they were to take power.

Mr McDonnell also took aim at the Liberal Democrat Party and Jo Swinson for their Brexit stance as he warned of the precedent it would send if Brexit was revoked.

During the Lib Dem conference party leader, Jo Swinson insisted that on day one in power the party would Revoke Article 50 and stop Brexit. 

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