Response to loss on full-remain motion provokes angry reaction before being deleted
Labour MP Clive Lewis has provoked an outraged reaction from many Labour supporters by a Twitter thread – published in response to remainers’ heavy loss today in a conference vote on the party’s Brexit position.
Attempting to put a positive gloss on the result, Lewis spoke of ‘the limitations of the current project’ – and then slipped into the language of the right with a Watson-esque use of the ‘cult’ description that has so often been deployed to smear the Labour left:
The reaction to the comment was a mix of anger and deep disappointment that an MP regarded as on the left would resort to such constructs:
There were reports that Lewis later deleted the post, based on a tweet by the ‘Tweets MPs Delete’ Twitter account:
However, it appears to still be online. Clive Lewis has been contacted for comment.
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