“Jeremy can stop this if he wants” – reprieved deputy leader begged Corbyn to save his skin
Tom Watson was reprieved this morning as Labour’s deputy leader – but not before the unseemly spectacle of him pleading publicly with Corbyn to save his job, telling reporters:
Jeremy can stop this if he wants
It seems Watson’s display was enough to cause a couple of unions to turn against the motion.
Corbyn asked the NEC this morning to set aside its motion, saying that he wanted the party and its conference that starts today to be focused on winning the coming general election. Sadly, there is little expectation that Watson will display any gratitude for his reprieve in the form of any improvement in his conduct now he has saved his skin.
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