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What Labour coup? Tom Watson parties the night away at Glastonbury

26 June 2016

10:49 AM

26 June 2016

10:49 AM

As Jeremy Corbyn tries to hold off the threat of a coup from members of his shadow cabinet, it’s probably for the best that he pulled out of a planned appearance at Glastonbury today. However, not everyone in Labour’s top command appears to have received the memo about putting the party’s woes above the annual music festival.

Step forward Tom Watson. Labour’s deputy leader had no qualms about living it up at Worthy Farm last night. In fact, Labour’s worries over Europe appeared to be far from Watson’s mind as he used snapchat to document his crazy night on the — muddy — tiles:


With two shadow cabinet members now resigned and a host of Labour MPs calling on Jeremy Corbyn to resign, there is speculation that Watson may have to take on the role of interim leader should Corbyn be ousted. In which case, Mr S suspects it’s high-time Watson hung up his wellies and returned to the frontline before it’s too late.

Update: Watson has been spied on his way back from the festival — getting ready to face the music.

 


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