Sky News cut away this morning from a positive speech about Labour’s actions and post-election plans by Shadow Brexit Secretary Keir Starmer for the breaking news that Boris Johnson’s proroguing of Parliament has been ruled unlawful. Fair enough.
But the broadcaster then went live to – and stayed with – Tom Watson’s ‘panicked speech‘ in which he is voicing his entirely personal and entirely nonsensical opinion that having another referendum would somehow be less divisive than a general election. It is a view that has no standing as Labour policy and directly contradicts it.
Author Michael Rosen summed up his view of Watson’s behaviour on Facebook this morning:
Many Labour members are echoing his thoughts – and union leader Dave Ward suggested an action plan for Watson:
But Sky News is enabling Watson by showcasing his opinion-speech as if it is a Labour policy announcement.
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