Unite deputy general secretary describes Thornberry’s full-remain position as a ‘car crash’ and brings house down with speech backing Corbyn on Brexit
Unite’s deputy general secretary Howard Beckett has brought the house down with a speech in which he demanded Labour’s conference support Jeremy Corbyn’s position on Brexit – saying that to do otherwise would be to tie Corbyn’s hands in a nonsensical way and describing Emily Thornberry’s attempt to defend her full-remain position on a recent Question Time episode as a ‘car crash’:
Unison, USDAW, TSSA and the musicians’ union have flipped on their commitment only eleven days ago to back the remain position likely to collapse Labour’s support in its majority of leave-voting seats.
Labour insiders consider the switch a direct attack on Corbyn.
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