Civil War In Labour Party Deepens As Deputy Tom Watson Claims Unite Boss Len Mccluskey Wants Him Out


LABOUR’s civil war deepened yesterday as heavyweight deputy leader Tom Watson claimed the party’s biggest union donor wants him out.

The Labour veteran said Unite chief and one-time pal Len McCluskey was “coming for me” as part of a two-year long feud.

PA:Press Association/PA Images Mr Watson fears Labour’s biggest donor could be ‘coming for him’

PA:Press Association Mr McCluskey of Unite has not responed to the deputy Labour leader’s comments

The pair have not spoken since an attempted coup to force out Jeremy Corbyn in 2016. He told a political podcast: “He is coming for me.

“What will be, will be. He’s powerful enough, if he wants to take me out as deputy leader, he probably could, but that’s up to him.”

The blistering comments came a day after Jeremy Corbyn suffered the biggest revolt of his three years as leader – as 89 MPs rebelled over the EU.

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