Labour deputy leader Tom Watson has still made no mention of the assault on leader Jeremy Corbyn on his Twitter feed
As the seriousness of the assault on Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn percolated into the public awareness – in spite of the Establishment media rather than because of them – even some of Corbyn’s opponents put out expressions of shock and sympathy on their Twitter feeds.
However, the party’s deputy leader Tom Watson had not mentioned the incident on his own feed, even by lunchtime the following day:
Watson – said by Labour sources to be a ‘control freak’ about personally managing his Twitter feed – was active on Twitter, tweeting only an hour or so before the publication of this article.
He had not responded to a SKWAWKBOX enquiry by the time of publication and his staff declined to deal with the issue by phone. The SKWAWKBOX was unable to find any reference to Watson mentioning the issue in other media.
Update: as of 16.20hrs 4 March, still no mention – even though the attacker has been charged with ‘assault by beating’.
Watson has been all over the media in the last week to try to take control of party processes that he is not responsible for. But nothing about a worrying physical assault on his party leader.
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