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Thursday, 11 August 2016

UK Politics: The Guardian Tom Watson Interview

10 August 2016. The Guardian g2 interview

More alarming developments in British politics:

Tom Watson on Jeremy Corbyn and Labour rifts, The Guardian

Tom Watson: “There are Trots that have come back to the party, and they certainly don’t have the best interests of the Labour party at heart. They see the Labour party as a vehicle for revolutionary socialism, and they’re not remotely interested in winning elections, and that’s a problem. But I don’t think the vast majority of people that have joined the Labour party and have been mobilised by the people that are in Momentum are all Trots and Bolsheviks. Some months ago, I described Momentum as ‘a bit of a rabble’, and although leading lights in Momentum privately acknowledged to me that they were a bit of a rabble, it caused great offence to everyone that had signed up to Momentum. Some of these people are deeply interested in political change, in building a more equal society, and are just on a journey in politics that they’re new to, and I don’t want them to feel that I’m labelling them because I’m not. But there are some old hands twisting young arms in this process, and I’m under no illusions about what’s going on. They are caucusing and factionalising and putting pressure where they can, and that’s how Trotsky entryists operate. Sooner or later, that always end up in disaster. It always ends up destroying the institutions that are vulnerable, unless you deal with it.”

Update, BBC News - Labour leadership: Party wins appeal against voting rules

The Observer: Jeremy Corbyn: Tom Watson is talking nonsense – and he knows it

The  Guardian - Tom Watson claims proof of far-left planning to infiltrate Labour

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