Last week’s huge #WeAreCorbyn social media campaign, which reached number one position in Twitter’s worldwide trends last week as the Labour leader’s supporters came out in a show of solidarity, has been followed by tonight’s #ResignWatson hashtag. The call on Labour’s deputy leader Tom Watson to resign occupied the UK number one trending spot on Twitter for much of the evening after its 7pm launch and outstripped hashtags that were reported in global first place:
Watson has attempted to portray the ‘twitter storm’ as an attack on him for standing up for a minority, but the list of grievances Labour members feel against him is far longer and goes back much further – although his recent statement to a TV interviewer that it was Labour’s job to stop the Tory government bringing itself down will not have helped.
Watson has also today been revealed to have threatened to step up his criticism of the Labour leadership in the media if he did not receive an improved slot for his conference speech.
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