Video 2/4: McCluskey hilariously – and movingly – takes down ‘Labour guardian’ Tom Watson

In the second of four videos featuring Unite leader Len McCluskey’s inspiring speech to a packed Labour gathering in Liverpool, McCluskey hilariously takes down grandstanding deputy leader Tom Watson

On Friday night, Liverpool Walton MP Dan Carden hosted a packed gathering of Labour activists at a venue situated neatly between the Everton and Liverpool football grounds. A spokesperson for Carden described the night:

The room was fully behind Jeremy Corbyn and his vision of a socialist Labour government in a fantastic display of solidarity between Labour members and Trade Unions.

There were lots of new members, too, in an audience inspired by speakers eager for a general election and a chance to campaign for a better future for this country

The event, which included great music as well as a range of speakers including Shami Chakrabarti, front-bencher Richard Burgon, economist Grace Blakeley and a guest video appearance by Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, was a vibrant example of the energy and vision that drives Labour and frightens the Establishment. Unite general secretary Len McCluskey’s rousing speech was also a highlight of the evening.

In the second of four videos, McCluskey turns a withering and very funny eye on grandstanding deputy leader Tom Watson. McCluskey, who at one time shared a flat with Watson and knows him well, mocked Watson’s attempts to posture as some kind of guardian of Labour’s soul – and describes to loud applause what Labour’s soul is really about:

Previous: McCluskey on Labour’s and Liverpool’s anti-racist credentials
Next: McCluskey on the ‘numpty nine’ quitters – ‘Who the hell are they?’.

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  1. Meanwhile, Blair gives his seal of approval to Watson and the quitters, but won’t leave himself and the quitters give themselves cabinet positions. What is it they say about cutting the head off to destroy the body? It’s about time they went after Blair and expelled him.

  2. Not quite right that, Len lad.

    watson already IS the guardian of arseholes within the party.


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