Watson stumbles over speech as boos reach crescendo when he promises to help May ‘get deal over line’ in return for new referendum
Tom Watson u-turned on his previous Brexit referendum history to speak at Saturday’s march for a new referendum. It didn’t go well:
Booed by the crowd for admitting he had told Theresa May he’d help get her deal ‘over the line’, Watson also stumbled over his words – even though he was reading them out from a piece of paper.
Watson has previously said it was his job to prevent the Tory government from falling. Seems even the ‘PV’ obsessives are unimpressed.
But this fiasco speaks volumes about Watson. He had an ‘open goal’ – a speech to a crowd of guaranteed enthusiasts for even a bad speech. And he blew it – and even when he wasn’t stumbling over his words, he was conspicuously uninspired and uninspiring.
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