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Labour links Javid to financial crisis in 'desperate smear'

Aug 06, 2019 - The Daily Telegraph (London)

ALLIES of Sajid Javid accused John Mc-Donnell of launching a "desperate" smear campaign, after Labour called for the Chancellor to be investigated over his previous career in finance.

Whitehall sources said last night that the shadow chancellor was attempting to distract from Labour's own failings on Brexit, after he wrote to Boris Johnson questioning Mr Javid's suitability. In the letter, Mr McDonnell tried to link Mr Javid's role at Deutsche Bank to the financial crash, claiming he "prof...