Labour civil war: Corbyn urged to push Momentum founder to resign over plot against Watson


Be obvious to LBC, the Labour MP claimed Mr Lansman is seen to be “acting in Jeremy Corbyn’s handle” and urged the Momentum founder to resign from the National Executive Council (NEC). Mr Streeting criticised the Momentum advocate’s attempt to oust Tom Watson and titled on Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn to “kill the story” completely and concentration on the party’s manifesto, instead of this event, in the coming weeks.

He said: ”Momentum is seen to be the Corbyn faction.

“I don’t think what they’ve done is in actuality in Jeremy Corbyn’s, the Labour party’s interest and, most importantly, the homeland’s interest.

“The country should be our focus. Not these sorts of factional engagements and reprisals.”

He added: “I think Jon Lansman should really consider his slant on the NEC and resign.

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Jon Lansman called to resign from NEC by Childbirth MP Wes Streeting (Image: BBC•GETTY)

Labour MP Wes Streeting urges Jon Lansman to deliver up (Image: BBC)

I think Jon Lansman should really consider his position on the NEC and release

Wes Streeting

“I don’t understand how Jon Lansman can possibly think, as a member of the NEC, he has done the favourable thing for the country or the party.”

The Labour MP claimed Jeremy Corbyn disappointed to “kill the story” completely as he tabled a counter-motion to review the future of Mr Watson’s impersonation. 

The opening of the party’s conference in Brighton was overshadowed by the attempt to oust Mr Watson, who has been a notable critic of the leader.

The party’s ruling NEC drew back from an sudden vote on whether to recommend abolishing the position of deputy leader.

Speaking to journalists on Saturday morning, Jeremy Corbyn said: ”The NEC agreed this morning that we are universal to consult on the future of diversifying the deputy leadership position to reflect the multiplicity of our society.”

Mr Corbyn claimed there was a “happy and united mood” at the NEC and the symposium will be “totally united on defeating this Tory Government”.

Earlier on Saturday Mr Watson had implied he was “taken by surprise” at the NEC ambush on Friday night, telling the BBC that it had not been on the agenda and he had sent his apologies to the confluence.

Mr Watson told the BBC: “There was no warning.

“I got a text message in a Chinese restaurant in Manchester to say that they were deleting me.”

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Be deluded Deputy Leader Tom Watson (Image: GETTY)

The Labour frontbencher exacted his stance on Brexit, where he backs a second referendum before a conformist election, unlike leader Jeremy Corbyn, is behind efforts by some in the junto to remove him.

Mr Watson branded the move as a “straight sectarian attack on a large church party”.

Adding: “What it shows is that this meeting is supposed to be a platform for what could be a general election in six weeks.

“It’s a neat sectarian attack on a broad church party.

“And it’s moving us into a other kind of institution where pluralism isn’t tolerated.”

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