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Thread #165570   Message #4009780
Posted By: DMcG
21-Sep-19 - 03:04 AM
Thread Name: BS: Brexit #3: A futile gesture?
Subject: RE: BS: Brexit #3: A futile gesture?
We could be in for a major rumpus over Tom Watson. Damn...

I would say we are already in one, simply by tabling the matter at the NEC. It is a completely unnecessary battle, naturally. Have the real and significant battle over the Brexit policy, then Tom either falls in line with it, or can be "regretfully stood down" on a matter if principle if he opposes conference's decision. Tabling an NEC motion before the Brexit composite is even written immediately creates charges of manipulation and says the party is vulnerable to internal pressure groups for whom control of the party outweighs any other matter. Red meat for the tabloids...