A future UK Labour government would delist companies from the London Stock Exchange unless they do enough to tackle climate change, John McDonnell, the shadow chancellor of the exchequer, has said.

The proposal is part of a broader plan by the opposition party to force UK-listed companies to do more to tackle what the party terms the "climate emergency" facing the planet and help a transition towards a net zero carbon emissions economy.

That would involve "weeding out those that are not taking it seriously", McDonnell said in an interview with the Guardian.

"We've got to signal now that we're

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