Watson: Union faces backlash for backing Corbyn
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Watson: Union faces backlash over Corbyn

Deputy Labour leader Tom Watson has warned officials in the Unite trade union they could face consequences for backing Jeremy Corbyn as he opposes the renewal of Trident.

Mr Watson predicted defence workers would be "furious" the Unite union was set to give Mr Corbyn £250,000 of their subscriptions when the failure to renew the nuclear defence programme would put their jobs at risk.

The MP also told presenter Mark Mardell he had not sabotaged negotiations aimed at healing divisions in Labour.

  • 18 Jul 2016