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Tom Watson warns of a ‘hard-left plan’ to seize control of the Labour party


Tom Watson
Deputy
Leader of the Labour Party Tom Watson.

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LONDON — Deputy Labour personality Tom Watson has warned of a
“hard-left plan” to take control of the party after personality Jeremy
Corbyn’s departure.

Watson spoke out on Sunday after Jon Lansman, who leads
pro-Corbyn transformation Momentum,
was secretly available detailing plans to connect the group’s
power
within the party.

The plans, described by Watson as “entryism,” embody a formal
connection between Momentum and Unite, Britain’s largest union,
which critics fear would meant a big send of financial and
domestic energy to the pro-Corbyn left.

Speaking on BBC Radio 4 on Monday morning, Watson said: “I regard
this as a battle for the future existence of the Labour party.
This is high stakes, and we wish my associate members are going to
know that — and the leader.”

He added: “I’m fearful there are some people who do not have our
electoral interests at their heart, and that’s because I’m speaking
out now.”

“We’ve never seen the biggest [British] kinship organising a
domestic coterie within the Labour party with the taciturn approval
of the leadership. That’s never happened.”

“I consider it’s critical that typical members of Unite are done aware
of this plan, that they know what’s going on and they take action
to retard it.”

Momentum
launched a grave bid to associate with the Labour
party
 in January, and warned its members that they will
be diminished unless they join the Labour party by July.

On Sunday,
the organisation insisted it had no plans to affilliate with Unite

and pronounced it had not perceived any supports from them.

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