Did everybody at last night’s PLP meeting defend Watson, or is LabourList reporting biased?

Emma Bean of LabourList has delivered a very curiously one-sided report of last night’s Parliamentary Labour Party meeting.

There are angry comments on the Tom Watson – United – Momentum controversy from usual suspects Wes Streeting, John Cryer and Ian Austin.

But where’s the other side of the story? Watson was, we’re told, humiliated in a shadow cabinet meeting earlier in the day and it seems unlikely that those who spoke up then would have been quiet at the later meeting.

Or is this another example of the biased reporting we have come to expect from the Tory media? A Labour-representing news organisation should do better.

At the PLP meeting, several MPs defended the deputy leader, with attacks on aides to Jeremy Corbyn, who it is believed were briefing against Watson.

Wes Streeting said to the meeting, according to Politics Home, “What more evidence do they need about Momentum? Every member of the shadow cabinet who failed to speak out should search their consciences as they drive the Labour party off a cliff.”

Chair of the PLP John Cryer described Momentum as a “party within a party”, and Ian Austin told Corbyn to “look in a mirror”, adding “having a mandate is one thing, actually being able to do the job is another.”

Kezia Dudgdale, Labour’s leader in Scotland, said to the meeting: “Never forget the best way to represent and deliver for working people will always be from the government benches.”

Source: Tensions run high at parliamentary Labour meeting after Momentum claims | LabourList

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2 thoughts on “Did everybody at last night’s PLP meeting defend Watson, or is LabourList reporting biased?

  1. Florence

    Labour List? I think its another outlet for the PLP coupers views. There are too many stark differences between accounts of these meetings to ignore though. I sense TW has made an enormous blunder with his myopic over confidence in PLP support, and the accounts leaked of the meeting in which he was universally slapped down by the shadow cabinet actually have a ring of truth. The over compensation by those in the rebel PLP may also be true. If that account is to be believed, those still screaming abuse at JC are now the ones facing oblivion, and the majority in the party are now resolved to clear them out even as they run lemming-like over the edge of their own making.

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