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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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