Labour deputy leader upset at viewing manifesto on big screen
Labour deputy leader Tom Watson has reportedly ‘stormed out’ of this morning’s Shadow Cabinet meeting, after the party’s draft EU manifesto was displayed on a big screen in the room, rather than being distributed as a hard copy.
The party’s leadership, mindful of the fact that Labour’s 2017 general election manifesto was leaked, decided not to provide hard copies for the discussion.
Watson is a member of the party’s National Executive Committee (NEC), so will receive one later at today’s NEC meeting – but apparently the absence of hard copies this morning was a blow.
A Labour insider told the SKWAWKBOX:
It’s just a precaution given the 2017 leak and a perfectly sensible one. He’ll get one at the NEC anyway, but he really wasn’t happy.
Tom Watson’s office has been contacted for comment.
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