Video Reveals Clive Lewis’ Shock On Stage At Labour Party Conference ‘After Last-Minute Speech Change’

Footage has emerged appearing to show Clive Lewis receiving orders to cut a major line from his speech minutes before delivering it at Labour’s party conference. 

The shadow defence secretary was filmed by ITV on stage checking his phone before clasping his hands together in concentration. 

Some speculated it could show the moment Lewis discovered Jeremy Corbyn’s office intervened to cut a line from his speech that would keep open the possibility for Labour to dump Trident. The last-minute change was revealed by The Huffington Post UK earlier on Monday.

Lewis had planned to say that he would not try to change official party policy on the nuclear deterrent, which is to the , because it was crucial to defence workers’ jobs. But the line was cut minutes before his keynote address.

He was allowed to say instead that he backed trade union defence workers and to pay tribute to Unite the union for its support.

But Carl Dinnen, ITV’s political correspondent, released video of Lewis moments before he was due to speak and wrote: 

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