Hard left in plot to oust Labour No 2

Hard left in plot to oust Labour No 2

Jeremy Corbyn supporters target deputy leader Tom Watson for removal

Hard-left Labour supporters are plotting to depose the party’s deputy leader over what they see as disloyalty to Jeremy Corbyn.

The activists are pushing to replace Tom Watson, a centrist, with Emily Thornberry, the shadow foreign secretary, who is close to the party leader.

Mr Watson is viewed by the Labour leader’s allies as an alternative power base and therefore a threat to Mr Corbyn’s control of the party. Grassroots supporters have accused the deputy leader of trying to place anti-Corbyn members on the party’s governing body.

He has also sparked anger among the left by branding Momentum, the leader’s network of supporters, a “rabble” and accusing “Trotsky entryists” of influencing its younger members.

Read on… https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/news/jeremy-corbyn-supporters-target-deputy-leader-tom-watson-for-removal-xsrt69qwp

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3 Responses to Hard left in plot to oust Labour No 2

  1. Swinton Momentum says:

    Get him out and get someone new in, everything needs a shakeup.,, nationally and locally

  2. Spartacus says:

    Time Watson fell on his sword. Smug and treacherous. Whilst Corbyn was running his legs off during election meeting the people he was continuing to undermine, berate and plot against JC before and during election. Contantly briefing the media and planning yet another coup.

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