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Tom Watson claims Len McCluskey is ‘coming for me’ in TV interview

DEPUTY Labour leader Tom Watson claimed today that Unite general secretary Len McCluskey is trying to oust him.

The two men once shared a flat but fell out during the failed 2016 “chicken coup” against Jeremy Corbyn, which Mr Watson is suspected of orchestrating.

Mr Watson — who has received more than £500,000 in donations from Max Mosley — told the BBC’s Political Thinking podcast that Mr McCluskey is “coming for me,” but said he will not be “bullied.”

Mr McCluskey has previously accused Mr Watson of “manufacturing division” in the Labour Party and behaving as if he were in a “low-budget remake of The Godfather” after Mr Watson complained of fictitious hard-left plans take over Labour.

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