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  • Deputy leader Tom Watson is expected to hold talks with trade unions to try to get them to withdraw support for Jeremy Corbyn
  • Angela Eagle warned Mr Corbyn she will 'resolve' the crisis if he 'doesn't take action'
  • Unite leader Len McCluskey said the 'coup' against Mr Corbyn has failed
  • Mr Corbyn has been under pressure to quit since nearly his entire shadow cabinet resigned
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Watson expected to talk to unions on leadership deadlock

Tom Watson and Jeremy Corbyn. Credit: PA

Labour's deputy leader, Tom Watson, is expected to hold emergency talks with trade union leaders to try and get them to withdraw their support for Jeremy Corbyn.

In a bid to break Labour's deadlock - Jeremy Corbyn refuses to resign as leader, but many of the party's MPs do not support him - sources said union leaders had "reached out" to Mr Watson to see if they could find a negotiated settlement.

It is the last throw of the dice.

– Tom Watson on talks with union leaders

However, due to "logistical" difficulties, it was "proving tough" to arrange a meeting between Mr Watson and union chiefs, a source close to the MP for West Bromwich East said.

While Unite leader Len McCluskey said on Sunday that unions could act as "honest brokers" in the leadership saga, leaders of some of the other biggest unions affiliated to Labour have not commented, and some officials are reported to be on holiday.

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