Watson silent on social media about Corbyn’s letter to MPs on plan to prevent no-deal Brexit
On Tuesday, Labour’s notional deputy leader Tom Watson was pictured meeting LibDem leader Jo Swinson to discuss cooperation to prevent a no-deal Brexit. Both Watson and Swinson say they oppose a no-deal Brexit and want a new referendum – with Swinson even saying she will “do whatever it takes to stop Brexit” altogether.
Watson said that Corbyn must work work the LibDems to prevent a no-deal scenario:
Last night, Corbyn outmanoeuvred Swinson and other centrists by sending a letter to MPs of various parties inviting them to work with him on a vote of no confidence in Boris Johnson’s government, in return for a general election and a Labour pledge to include a new public vote with a remain option in its manifesto.
Swinson promptly made a mockery of her ‘whatever it takes’ claim by rejecting the offer – but as of the time of writing, Watson’s social media feed has made no mention of his leader’s offer to do what Watson had just said he should:
The SKWAWKBOX has also been unable to find any statement by Watson to other media mentioning Corbyn’s letter.
Tom Watson’s office was not answering the phone this afternoon when the SKWAWKBOX attempted to contact him for comment.
Jeremy Corbyn called Tom Watson’s and Jo Swinson’s bluff with his strategic decision to offer MPs a chance to cooperate. In its wake, both have disgraced themselves and their motives have been exposed.
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