Deputy Labour leader taunted with ‘no original thoughts’ jibe
Labour deputy leader Tom Watson has come under renewed attack for his article in this morning’s Observer, in which he claimed Labour ‘must’ back a new referendum or lose the next general election – only this time the salvos are made of mockery.
A leak of the so-called People’s Vote (PV) campaign’s briefing notes on the European Parliament election results – which haven’t even been announced yet – has revealed at least five sections that match the PV notes.
Almost word for word.
1. The title: ‘Never again…’
Just for good measure, as shown above, Watson tweeted the same quote – which was also used by the Observer as the title of his article.
3. ‘Four times more voters’
5. ‘Dark vision’
(Graphics courtesy of EL4C)
The revelation triggered a rush of mockery on social media, suggesting that Watson had to get his ideas from People’s Vote figurehead Alastair Campbell:
Campbell reacted grumpily to the exposure of his organisation’s notes:
The full, leaked PV notes are shown below so Labour supporters can play ‘buzzword bingo’ when PV spokespeople use them tonight and tomorrow.
Tom Watson has not responded to an enquiry as to why he was regurgitating PV notes in his ‘Labour’ article, well before they became public.
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