LABOUR BID TO DITCH DEPUTY SHOWS SORRY STATE OF PARTY

23rd September 2019

INFIGHTING OVER NATIONAL INTEREST AT TIME OF CRISIS

While the Brexit crisis continues its grip over Westminster politics, the Labour party has turned to infighting over opposing an increasingly reckless right-wing Tory government. 

With just 40 days until the UK is due to leave the EU, Labour’s Momentum faction has moved to oust their deputy leader Tom Watson — who has been one of the few consistent voices on the Labour front bench opposed to Brexit. 

The SNP has said this latest plotting has become characteristic of a Labour party which is incapable of standing up to the Tories on the biggest issue facing the country for decades. 

Commenting, Marion Fellows MP said:

“The Labour party’s failure to stand up to the Tories on Brexit will go down as one of the greatest political misjudgments of all time. 

“Their failure to stand firm against the biggest political risk facing the UK puts our economy and thousands of jobs in peril. 

“These latest manoeuvrings against their anti-Brexit deputy leader show that Labour will always prioritise infighting over the national interest at a time of crisis. 

“Where Jeremy Corbyn has failed to provide opposition, the SNP will continue to fight for what’s best for Scotland.

“That means, unequivocally, stopping Brexit and giving people the right to choose a better future with independence.”