They say a week is a long time in politics. It seems five days is a very long time in the life of politician Tom Watson.
Just last Tuesday, Watson – along with a number of other Labour ‘moderates’ – enraged many Labour supporters by telling the BBC that he thought Labour’s job was to prevent Theresa May’s government from collapsing – an outrageous idea when so many people are suffering and even dying under the policies of a callous and cowardly Tory regime – and seemed to suggest that Labour should prop her up by supporting her half-baked Brexit deal.
This morning, Watson appeared on Sky News and sounded like an entirely different person:
Watson told Sky’s Sophie Ridge that May’s deal is, well – half-baked – as well as not good enough and he agreed with the ministers who resigned last week that May’s deal is ‘unworkable’, as well as underlining how it would be bad for British workers. He sounded like a Labour politician.
Has someone had a firm word in his ear, or has the outrage from Labour members and supporters persuaded him his initial stance wasn’t going to work out well?
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