Public take-down of Watson’s tweeted message
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn’s public statement on Theresa May’s resignation this morning contained no hint of praise and focused on her failure to do anything to alleviate the terrible impact of Tory policies, along with her appalling Brexit failure.
Deputy leader Tom Watson, by contrast, gushed astonishingly that,
History will record that she was honourable in her intentions. To those who have plotted her downfall… history will not be so kind.
CWU union general secretary Dave Ward issued a blunt put-down to them both:
Watson’s nonsense has gone on for far too long and this latest contribution is an affront to the millions suffering under Tory government and those affected by the collapse of our NHS and May’s hideous behaviour toward Windrush citizens and Grenfell survivors.
He is in the wrong party and has no place as Labour’s deputy leader. Any real Labour MP that challenges him will walk the deputy leader election – or, more likely, will enjoy a walk-over. Watson will not have the stomach for the humiliation of the landslide against him.
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