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Proudly backstabbing: If Tom Watson really wanted to support the pro-European cause, he would be demanding the annulment of the 2016 referendum result that was based on false information.

With the Conservatives holding a summer leadership election, this would appear the perfect time to remove Labour’s turncoat deputy leader from a position he has unceasingly betrayed.

When he was campaigning for the deputy leader role in 2015, Tom Watson promised unswerving support for whoever became leader. Little did he know that Jeremy Corbyn would be that leader, with landslide support from the party membership.

It raised the curtain on nearly four years of backstabbing and betrayal, of which his speech on Brexit today (June 17) is merely the latest manifestation.

In his speech, Mr Watson demanded that Labour must become a firmly anti-democratic party, adopting an anti-Brexit stance in defiance of the national vote that narrowly supported leaving the European Union in 2016.

Personally, This Writer supported remaining in the EU, and I still think it would have been the wisest choice. But rejecting the choice that was made is not the answer and Mr Watson is only demanding it because it puts Mr Corbyn on the spot.

Under Mr Corbyn’s direction, Labour’s policy has been to make the best of the situation, working to get the best exit deal possible and reject damaging Tory plans, while keeping in reserve the possibility of going back to the electorate for confirmation of the decision if it becomes impossible to move forward. It is a wise policy, considering the circumstances.

If Mr Watson wanted to mount a credible challenge, he could have called on Labour to support an investigation into the legality of the 2016 referendum result. Proof of interference by foreign powers and other political operators has emerged since the result was announced, and it has been demonstrated that voters were exposed to false information – most famously the claim that £350m a week could be given to the NHS after Brexit – which brings it into doubt.

Switzerland recently annulled a referendum result after it was revealed that the public had been exposed to false claims – why shouldn’t this happen in the UK?

Because Tom Watson is too busy trying to backstab his leader – that’s why.

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