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Progress Director Angell busted faking #NHSday campaign. Watson follows suit

The SKWAWKBOX

Yesterday, the SKWAWKBOX published an article exposing the blinkered monomania of right-wing Labour ‘gangs’ ‘Labour First’ (LF), Saving Labour and Blue Labour, showing how – while Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn spent last Saturday fighting for the NHS and heading ‘NHS Day’, Labour’s biggest-ever campaign, the right-wing groups spent it smearing Corbyn and plotting to grab control of the party.

The notable absence in the article was Progress, the most damaging group, to which a too-high number of Labour MPs owe fealty. But although they weren’t specifically mentioned in the post, they were at the centre of all the goings-on, with Progress gloominary Tom Watson and its director Richard Angell heavily involved in LF’s awful “Putting Labour First” conference that took place on Saturday.

But if right-wing Labour is about anything, it’s about image, PR and ‘message control’. It’s all they’ve got, after all.

So, given that every speaker at the…

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4 December 2016 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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