Watson believes that the party can never truly defeat the far-right and Farage unless they offer a 'radical alternative based on our values.'
We cannot just sit back, watch this fight on the far right, and allow Farage to prosper with a backwards-looking brand of politics that offers no solutions.
Instead, we must offer a radical alternative based on our values that speaks directly to the people we represent and demonstrate Labour has a way forward out of the crisis.
Labour won’t defeat Farage by being mealy-mouthed and sounding as if we half agree with him. We won’t beat him unless we can inspire the millions crying out for a different direction.
We won’t win if we sit on the fence about the most crucial issue facing our country for a generation.
In response to the article, the leader of The Brexit Party, lashed out at Watson on Twitter, claiming he had 'broken his promises to the people' and that a second referendum is a 'total insult to 5 million Brexit Labour voters.'
Tom Watson has broken his promises to the people.
The second referendum that he backs is a total insult to 5 mill… https://t.co/8uRQh0CFjg