Shadow chancellor John McDonnell: Little Red Book 'was a joke'
26 November 2015 Last updated at 10:43 GMT
The shadow chancellor has defended throwing a copy of Chairman Mao's Little Red Book towards the chancellor during Wednesday's Spending Review.
John McDonnell accused George Osborne of "sheer economic illiteracy" in a speech that also saw him quote Chairman Mao, the former Chinese Communist leader.
Mr Osborne said Labour was a "deadly threat to the economy".