Radio 4 satire captures Watson’s lack of substance in ninety merciless seconds
Labour members frustrated at Tom Watson’s attempts to divert or undermine the Brexit policy and strategy of the party’s leadership may be amused at a barbed presentation of the West Bromwich East MP by BBC Radio 4’s satire show Dead Ringers last Friday.
Picking out Watson’s lack of substance and well-attested failure to follow through on any actions, Jon Culshaw’s depiction of Labour’s unpopular deputy leader was pitch perfect:
“I’m loco, baby. I went to Glastonbury once and everything.”
“Watson”‘s threat to ‘go nuclear’ – not by mounting a leadership challenge but by leaving the room in such a way that nobody would notice – was a sublime indictment of the real Watson’s failure to put any substance where his mouth is.
Left Labour MPs have even offered to lend him their nominations to help him challenge Jeremy Corbyn for the leadership, to call his bluff and expose what Labour members really think of his claims to represent their views on Brexit or anything else.
But Watson has not shown the courage or principle to take up the offer, instead continuing to tour the media to push a remain switch that would prevent Labour forming the next government and is already being discredited.
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