By James Tapsfield, Political Editor For Mailonline
Published: 12:14 BST, 22 September 2019 | Updated: 12:53 BST, 22 September 2019
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Tom Watson tore into Jeremy Corbyn's attempt to fudge Labour's Brexit policy today - as he mocked an abortive bid to oust him as deputy leader.
Mr Watson said 'Labour is a Remain party' amid an all-out revolt by Labour activists designed to bind the leader's hands on the crucial issue.
Mr Corbyn today refused to give up on his favoured approach of staying 'neutral' on the biggest issue facing the country in a looming general election.
However, he admitted that he will have to obey the will of party members if he loses a battle on the policy at the annual conference in Brighton.
Mr Watson told a rally at a fringe event this afternoon that despite having famously lost a lot of weight, he was 'no pushover' and would be 'Remaining' in spite of the botched efforts to abolish his elected post.
Shadow foreign secretary Emily Thornberry also waded into the row, telling activists: 'if you back socialism, then why on earth would you back Brexit?'
Jeremy Corbyn admitted on the BBC's Andrew Marr show today (pictured) that he will have to obey the will of Labour members if he loses a battle on Brexit policy at the annual conference in Brighton
Mr Corbyn - known to be a long-standing