A well put together article showing Deputy leader & He is Vice Chair of Trade Union Friends of Israel (TUFI) (see the wiki) his attacks on the 550,000+ membership of the labour party
But before you read it here is a petition asking Tom Watson to fight the tories & not us!
Here it is http://chng.it/g4qHPBvwjh
The canary says:
Tom Watson is conducting a pincer movement to stranglehold the Labour leadership. After eight Labour MPs defected to the new centrist group, Watson and the right-wing are using the threat of more defections to force concessions from Jeremy Corbyn and the membership. Indeed, Watson is already making demands through his new parliamentary faction: the Future Britain Group.
But Corbyn should hold firm. Because Labour will trounce the Independent Group in a general election. And that’s ultimately what counts.
The pincer movement
With the explicit threat of more defections, the deputy leader has put forward a series of demands via his Future Britain Group. One of these demands is for Corbyn to introduce a system for MPs to elect some members of the shadow cabinet. An interesting proposal given Watson described shadow cabinet elections as a “massive distraction from our job in hand” in 2011.
But perhaps a massive distraction is Watson’s aim. Because the last time Corbyn housed openly hostile right-wingers in his shadow cabinet they thanked him with a coup. Blaming Corbyn for the Brexit vote in June 2016, shadow ministers drip-fed resignations to the corporate media, maximising their damage against the leadership.
They argued Corbyn didn’t campaign hard enough for remain, ignoring the structural reasons for a lack of progressive voices in the EU debate. New Statesman analysis shows that all the UK broadcasters systematically marginalised Labour voices during the 2016 referendum. Labour accounted for 18% of political contributions to UK broadcaster’s main evening bulletins, compared with 71% from the Tories.
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