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Post by phildidge on Sat Sep 21, 2019 2:09 pm

Labour’s civil war has dramatically reignited after a shock move to abolish Tom Watson’s post as deputy leader of the party.

At a meeting of the National Executive Committee on Friday night, Momentum founder Jon Lansman proposed a motion to scrap the post, citing Watson’s disloyalty over Brexit.

The chair of the NEC ruled the motion out of order before members voted 17 to 10 hear it.

Without a required two thirds majority, the motion was not discussed but it will be on the agenda on Saturday - and is expected to pass.

Among those who voted to hear the abolition motion were the only shadow cabinet ministers present, Diane Abbott and Rebecca Long-Bailey.

Momentum members plus Unite and other union reps also backed Lansman too.

Watson was absent, having earlier given his apologies because of childcare commitments.


https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/labour-nec-hears-shock-move-to-abolish-tom-watsons-deputy-leader-post-lansman_uk_5d8526f6e4b0957256b6aa90


Labour continue to self implode lol

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Post by phildidge on Sun Sep 22, 2019 9:59 am

Instead of focusing on winning the election, the Corbynite left are desperate to tighten their grip on the party for fear it will be broken by another defeat

On the eve of the Labour conference, a poll was published that gave Jeremy Corbyn a negative personal approval rating of minus 60 points – yes, you read that right, minus 60 points. These are depths of unpopularity never plumbed by any opposition leader in the more than 40 years that pollsters have been recording this figure. Even Michael Foot wasn’t that disliked by the British public in the run-up to Labour’s landslide defeat at the hands of Margaret Thatcher in 1983. To have a candidate for prime minister who is that repellent to the country is a problem for Labour, especially when it is facing a general election. To Mr Corbyn’s allies, the answer is obvious – the deputy’s head must roll.

The plot to oust Tom Watson by abolishing his post ought to be shocking and yet it is not that surprising to anyone who has been paying attention to the Labour party since it came under the control of Mr Corbyn and his friends.

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/sep/22/failed-watson-plot-exposes-what-really-scares-corbyn-and-his-coterie

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