After move to abolish his job is ditched, Watson shows us just why he must go

Blabbermouth: Tom Watson’s job has been saved by Jeremy Corbyn but he is behaving like an ungrateful child.

Tom Watson had to go and ruin it for himself, didn’t he? Is it because he didn’t want to have to be grateful to Jeremy Corbyn?

Labour’s leader has just halted a plan to remove Mr Watson from his position as the party’s too-rebellious deputy leader by abolishing the post – and rather than make an appropriate response, Mr Watson has acted like a spoilt child.

The move to relieve him of his responsibilities had been prompted by four years of backstabbing from Mr Watson, culminating in his absence from any NEC meetings since March (as I understand it), or at shadow cabinet meetings either.

Rather than acknowledge this and promise to do better, Mr Watson spewed a lot of bile at the BBC. And, being the Conservative Party’s propaganda machine, the BBC lapped it up:

Mr Watson called the move to oust him a “sectarian attack” on a “broad church”.

Speaking ahead of the party conference in Brighton, he told the BBC he found out late on Friday in a text message that a motion had been tabled by Jon Lansman, founder of Labour grassroots group Momentum.

He said he felt Mr Lansman “and his faction” were so angry about his position on Brexit they would “rather abolish me than have a debate about it”.

This is disingenuous; his opinions on Brexit are only a small part of the reason for opposition to Mr Watson.

BBC columnist Susana Mendonca said it was “the latest instalment in the saga that is Labour’s fractious relationship with itself”, in an attempt to pervert public perception of the conference.

The BBC is trying to say – with Mr Watson’s help – that Labour is a party that is too bitterly divided to hold the reins of power.

This is a lie. Labour – as a whole – is united behind Mr Corbyn. Only a tiny, and diminishing – but vocal, gang of right-wing troublemakers like Mr Watson remain to create a false impression that the BBC can use.

So he has done his worst and it is for us to see the results of this attempted sabotage.

Will coverage of the conference focus on the transformative plan for the United Kingdom under a future Labour government – or will we just get more pro-Tory propaganda about party division?

Source: Labour conference: Move to abolish deputy post ditched – BBC News

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  1. Mark C September 21, 2019 at 11:46 am - Reply

    A ‘sectarian attack’? How off-the-scale is his ego that he wishes to compare the possibility of him losing his role in government to something like, for example, the horrors that the Northern irish people are still living with in this the 50th anniversary of the Troubles?

  2. trev September 21, 2019 at 11:51 am - Reply

    Shame Corbyn ditched the plan. There must be another way to get rid of Watson, couldn’t he just be fired?

  3. Kim Vodden September 21, 2019 at 2:17 pm - Reply

    Odious little man.

    This is about his Brexit stance??? He clearly forgets he was part of the driving force behind an in / out of Europe referendum in 2015.!

    If he had any integrity he would have left, after the Carl Beech fiasco.!

  4. Zippi September 21, 2019 at 4:43 pm - Reply

    He and his ilk need to stop using this hyperbolic language; it does nothing for political, or any other form of discourse. Jeremy Corbyn is noble but he has shot himself in the foot, I fear. £et us hope that this move will not render him lame and the wound to turn gangrenous. We need Tom Watson like an acrtic wolly bear moth needs an ichneumon wasp. Broad church, my eye; he’s a parasitoid and needs to go. There must be some way to shield against his poison.

  5. Zippi September 21, 2019 at 4:50 pm - Reply

    The B.B.C. quoted Tom Watson as saying, “He defended his role, saying he had been elected by party members and they could trigger an election themselves if they wanted to remove him.” Okay so, how do we achieve this?

  6. Ray September 21, 2019 at 6:59 pm - Reply

    Labour need to get rid of watson asap, he is poison.

  7. ColinL September 21, 2019 at 10:47 pm - Reply

    I have just emailed Watson to say how amused I was to read his plea for party unity at conference given his continued programme of attacking the members. I told him he was juvenile pretending that the Lansman motion was motivated by his desire to remain in the EU

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