Watson’s hypocrisy: He complained about campaign for his resignation but plotted to remove Corbyn – claim

A more topical shot of Mr Watson would be one of him with his back to the camera, because he does his best to ignore legitimate criticism of his activities.

If only we could ask Mr Watson for his side of the story – but he blocks anyone who contacts him on the social media with tricky questions like that.

The following tweets will seem highly repetitive but the point needs to be made: Talk radio station LBC has alleged that Tom Watson, Labour’s deputy leader, attended a secret barbecue hosted by Peter “I try to undermine Jeremy Corbyn every single day” Mandelson, at which they and other hard-right Labour MPs discussed ways to “save” the party from its current leader.

This is the same Tom Watson who complained bitterly about a campaign calling for his own resignation after one of his recent high-profile attempts to stab his party leader in the back.

The apparent hypocrisy should be obvious to everybody.

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4 thoughts on “Watson’s hypocrisy: He complained about campaign for his resignation but plotted to remove Corbyn – claim

  1. trev

    Why don’t they join another Party instead of Labour if they don’t believe in Socialism, why be a member of a Political Party that you don’t agree with, why join Labour if you’re not a Socialist?

    1. fathomie

      They joined when the money and cushy jobs were flowing in, as they rode on Blair’s coattails. They had no interest in Labour as a movement, just in what they could get out of being an MP in these ‘revolving door’ times. Prior to Kinnock and Blair they would have joined the Conservative party, with whom they had more in common, as Burnham, Cooper and in particular Kendall’s, ‘leadership manifesto’s’ showed. I remember at the time thinking, ‘I just cannot vote for any of these candidates’ as none of them represented any Labour values at all. All the talk was of ‘scroungers’, ‘Austerity’, ‘Welfare , Education and Health ‘reform” and none of it was positive, just negative, ‘appeal to floating conservative voters’ stuff. New Labour failed to recognise that the floating conservative voter had already gone back to their natural place – voting Tory. With a Tory party back in ascendency, with New Labours alienating of Labour voters by 2005, this meant they could never win back power. They still don’t understand that simple fact.

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