The utterly pointless Corbynite fundraiser (established to back Jeremy Corbyn against journalist John Ware) is set to surpass an astonishing £300,000 today as donations continue to pour in. Guido spots over the weekend former Trotskyist Labour entryist Derek Hatton chucked in £1000 for the cause, making him the second-largest contributor after a £4,500 bung from an anonymous donor, and joint with “Lesbian & Gays Support the Miners“. There’s still no word yet on what happens to everyone’s cash should Panorama journalist John Ware decide against legal action…
Derek Hatton acknowledges some party members might be bothered about him being here “but not Jeremy” pic.twitter.com/y7UdmoHUkZ
— Liam Murphy (@Liam1971) September 25, 2016
Spotted in the Labour conference hall in Liverpool, Militant’s Derek Hatton. He’s been given a press pass as a columnist for his local paper, reportedly authorised by Corbyn’s office. Membership next?
Militant loon Derek Hatton is trying to rejoin the Labour Party after being expelled in 1986, And he’s already throwing his weight around:
“I’m not getting into who should or shouldn’t be the next leader of the Labour Party. It’s early days and I’m not getting into that. But regarding the deputy leadership, I have been very impressed with Tom Watson – he’s a real fighter. One of the things I can say is I think it would be a disaster if someone like Liz Kendall became leader. That would spell the end of the Labour Party.”
The 67 year old is so impressed by Watson, that he appears to be financially backing his campaign for deputy leader:
Not that he’s “getting into that”.