Former Labour politician Derek Hatton has been welcomed back to the party – the only 11 reactions you need to read
Almost 34 years after his expulsion from the Labour Party for membership of the controversial splinter group, Militant Tendency, Derek Hatton – “Degsy” to his mates – has been welcomed back into the fold.
NEW: Derek Hatton has officially been readmitted to Labour. Source says a three person panel chaired by Jim Kennedy recently heard the case.
— Hannah Al-Othman (@HannahAlOthman) February 18, 2019
This is how people reacted to the news.
— Aaron Bastani (@AaronBastani) February 18, 2019
No pieces need be written. No analysis supplied. No comment is necessary.
The simple fact that Labour now welcomes Derek Hatton back while it makes life intolerable for Luciana Berger is all that needs to be said
— Stephen Pollard (@stephenpollard) February 19, 2019
Labour is the party of Derek Hatton, not Luciana Berger.
It's over. Miltant won.
Last one out turn off lights etc.
— Barny Skinner (@barnyskinner) February 18, 2019
Some people had a more light-hearted attitude to his return.
— Julian Shea (@juliansheasport) February 19, 2019
Good to see multi-millionaire off-shore property developer Derek Hatton back in the Labour party to stick it the man.
— Andy HL Dubs (@andyhldubs) February 19, 2019
"Who's Derek Hatton?"
"That left wing idiot from the 80s in the shiny suits"
"What Ben Elton?"
"Nah he's Ben Elton. Derek Hatton! Derek Hatton!!!"#CostaConversations
— Will Black (@WillBlackWriter) February 19, 2019
Specials at no 1
Tory govt with a female leader hellbent on tearing society apart
A divided Labour party
Far right on the rise
Bros on telly
Football violence back
Liverpool in the title race
An industry going to the wall
We really fucking love the 80s
— El Hijo Del Santo (@iamsammypanther) February 19, 2019
I’d completely forgotten that Derek Hatton wasn’t a fictional character.
— paul bassett davies (@thewritertype) February 19, 2019
So 'Ricky Hatton' and 'Derek Hatton' are both trending and I think we can all agree this is definitely a fight we want to see.
— Ross McKay (@RossMc11) February 19, 2019
“So, then we gave the keys to Derek Hatton” pic.twitter.com/LN2KzPNaVM
— Nuddering (@NudderingNudnik) February 18, 2019
“How can we turn today into a good news day lads? “
Let’s let Derek Hatton back in!”
said no one ever.
— Tom Blenkinsop (@TomBlenkinsop) February 18, 2019
Insightful Twitter commentator, @twlldun imagined how fellow expellee, Ken Livingston might welcome Degsy back.
Here, Degsy, welcome back. You know who else’s time in charge ended in grotesque chaos? pic.twitter.com/YnFBPnzFgP
— . (@twlldun) February 19, 2019
Journalist Suzanne Moore thought he might be more useful for something other than political commentary.
Degsy Hatton back just in time. We all need his tips on property development and anti -ageing facials right now I am sure.
— suzanne moore (@suzanne_moore) February 18, 2019
We look forward to his beauty blog.