Attempt to push remain against party policy angers Labour members
Earlier today, Labour deputy leader Tom Watson spoke to a pro-EU group and subsequently to the BBC’s Laura Kuenssberg. On each occasion, he pushed Labour as the party of remain – in spite of the party’s 2017 manifesto and its conference policy committing the party to honouring the result of the Brexit referendum unless there is no other way to avoid a no-deal exit.
Tonight, a new Twitter hashtag of #SackTomWatson has gone viral – at the time of writing it is trending at number two for the UK:
Tom Watson has been contacted for comment.
Watson has previously been the subject of extremely viral, negative sentiment, with #ResignTomWatson trending globally last year.
The new hashtag reflects the intensifying anger of Labour members and supporters and their loss of any patience with the man they feel continually undermines the leadership’s strategy at every opportunity.
How much longer will Watson refuse to give members a democratic say on whether he continues in his position by calling a new election to test his mandate?
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