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I hold a strong belief that if you want to understand a person then look at their deputy.

Tom Watson is almost the diametric opposite of Jeremy Corbyn. He comes from the right or the conservative faction of Labour. Possibly even neocon. He:

1. Voted for the Iraq War.

2. Voted consistently against an investigation into the Iraq war.

3. Is a committed Zionist and the Vice President of Trade Union Friends of Israel.

4. Is an Anglican.

5. Defends the FPTP election system to the hilt.

So, why is Tom Watson almost invisible?
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He's from the blue labour faction so not really a neocon.

It's not what people really refer to when they say the right ofg the labour party (which normally means blairite)
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There are different flavours of right in Labour.
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(Original post by Arran90)
I hold a strong belief that if you want to understand a person then look at their deputy.

Tom Watson is almost the diametric opposite of Jeremy Corbyn. He comes from the right or the conservative faction of Labour. Possibly even neocon. He:

1. Voted for the Iraq War.

2. Voted consistently against an investigation into the Iraq war.

3. Is a committed Zionist and the Vice President of Trade Union Friends of Israel.

4. Is an Anglican.

5. Defends the FPTP election system to the hilt.

So, why is Tom Watson almost invisible?
The speculation early on was that Corbyn was going to be allowed to take credit so that when he loses he can be directly accountable. If he achieves 31% of the vote though, he'll probably not have to resign and at that point Watson and co may have to attack or suck it up.
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Watson is no Corbynista and sending him out could end up making him look a viable alternative to the sheriff. He is the deputy only as a matter of internal compromise between the Corbynistas and the parliamentary group and is probably only too happy to stay in the shadow,instead of going out to promote something he may even think is politically suicidal.
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(Original post by Arran90)
I hold a strong belief that if you want to understand a person then look at their deputy.

Tom Watson is almost the diametric opposite of Jeremy Corbyn. He comes from the right or the conservative faction of Labour. Possibly even neocon. He:

1. Voted for the Iraq War.

2. Voted consistently against an investigation into the Iraq war.

3. Is a committed Zionist and the Vice President of Trade Union Friends of Israel.

4. Is an Anglican.

5. Defends the FPTP election system to the hilt.

So, why is Tom Watson almost invisible?
I have stated from day 1 that Tom Watson is THE rotten apple in the Labour Party. I could tell because NOT once has Watson ever cheered or applauded Corbyn in Parliament or on TV/Radio. Watson sits rigidly every time. This is the actions of a person uncomfortable living a lie.
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