Labour deputy leader Tom Watson, who this evening is the subject of a #ResignWatson ‘Twitter storm’, gave an interview to the Observer, published today, in which he attacks the party, its electability and its disciplinary processes.
In the days before the interview appeared, Watson issued the party with a demand for an improved slot for his speech at next month’s annual conference. Watson’s speech is scheduled for the conference Monday, considered a lesser slot than the following day, which he appears to feel is part of an attempt to undermine him.
Watson threatened to step up his criticism of Corbyn’s positions in the media if his demand was not met. It was not met.
He had raised the issue of his conference speech on social media on Friday, attempting to make light of it:
Tom Watson was contacted for comment.
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