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:
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