April 11th, 2012

Red on Red: Watson Attacked as “Labour’s Mafia Boss”

The fallout continues. Labour colleagues are pointing more fingers at Watson:

“It looks like Watson may have overplayed his hand here. Its difficult to see how Siôn Simon is going to come out of this well and if MPs do make it on to the ballot paper its  going to look like a defeat for them. In 24 hours they’ve managed to give shadow cabinet member Liam Byrne the outsider/underdog status which can only help his campaign. 

 Watson tried to reinvent himself for the new politics era but he’s let the mask slip. He walks around with a halo on calling for more transparency in the media one moment and then be doing secret back room deals half an hour later. He’s the fixers fixer, in many ways he’s like Kevin Rudd in Australia. He complains about “invisible voices” and “faceless men”, but they are him. He called James Murdoch a mafia boss, but it takes one to know one, he’s Labour’s mafia boss”

Labour sources point to the fact normally “the General Secretary would have stepped in by now to sort out this mess,” but Iain McNicol is “an ineffective lightweight with no authority”.

Tempers are flaring…


UPDATE: A former Labour SpAd twists the knife:

“This is now going to turn into a ‘stop Sion’ campaign. Watson, what a genius. Doing for Sion what he did for Gordon…”


  1. 1
    Hang on says:

    So he hasnt changed from when he was part of the forces of hell?


  2. 2
    Tachybaptus says:

    There is a difference between the Mafia and politicians. The Mafia demands protection money, and gives you protection. Politicians demand taxes, and give you nothing.

  3. 3
    Dudley Zoo says:

    Watson is a fat bastard

  4. 4
    Dai says:

    I really do not understand why has nobody given fatso tom watson a good kicking by now.

  5. 5
    call me dave says:


  6. 6
    Watson says:

    I am a fat, greasy, loud, useless and pointless wanker.

  7. 7
    AC1 says:

    + Googleplex ^ infinity.

  8. 8
    George the cat Galloway says:


  9. 9
    Don Tom Watson says:

    Fuck off Fawkes, they all who the fucking daddy is round here!

  10. 10
    Don Tom Watson says:


    Fucking hell was just giving twat Miliband his pocket money.

  11. 11
    LabourNutter says:

    That’s odd, Watson doesn’t look like a mafiosi.

  12. 12
    Tom DeVito MP says:

    You mean, let me understand this cause, ya know maybe it’s me, I’m a little fucked up maybe, but I’m funny how, I mean funny like I’m a clown, I amuse you? I make you laugh, I’m here to fuckin’ amuse you? What do you mean funny, funny how? How am I funny?

  13. 13
    St Francis says:

    I’m pleased to see this obese man exposed as a backroom dealer, a job stealer.

  14. 14
    What's on? says:

    Please, Mr. Fawkes, that’s inappropriate.

  15. 15
    Mil.i.band says:

    Just remember who pulls Wormtongue Watsons strings, The” Robert Maxwell ” Chancellor himself.

  16. 16
    Andrew Efiong says:

    I’m pleased to see this obese man exposed as a backroom dealer, a job stealer.

  17. 17
    Body Mass Index says:

    But he is no Eric Pickles yet

  18. 18
    Don Tom Watson says:

    See this is fucking spinning as it should be done, that fat slag Polly needs to take note!

  19. 19
    John says:

    Didn’t you used to moan about anonymous briefings, backstabbings and leaks?

  20. 20
    Penfold says:

    Can a twat be a capo de capo tutti?

  21. 21
    Anonymous says:

    You know what happens when Mafia Families fall out, blood is spilt!

  22. 22
    JH says:

    You can put Gok Wan specs and a suit on a fat sweaty twat, but they’re still a fat sweaty twat.

    Until Labour gets rid of this entire generation and starts afresh, they will never be an effective opposition.

    That’s all they should ever be.

  23. 23
    Anonymous says:

    Yes but they are like policitians, when they find that everyone pays up they keeping coming back for more and more

  24. 24
    8i11y 8owd3n says:

    Ssssh! I wuv geedo.


  25. 25
    Anonymous says:

    The photo has been squashed, I thought he was supposed to have dumped a lot of weight to create a new image

  26. 26
    Marmite says:

    He is indeed D.Z. He’s also a dangerous psych*p*th who, hopefully, will drown in his own nasty bile shortly.

  27. 27
    Hannibal from Carthage says:

    I think he is a younger version of Dennis Skinner but not quite as polite.

  28. 28
    'arry 'ill (much missed) says:

    Only one way to settle this.

    Fight, fight.

    Back after the break.

  29. 29
    Polly says:

    I’m not fat.

  30. 30
    Anonymous says:

    More anti Labour gossip from the blog that backs Boris the balloon. All gossip, no substance. Get a life you sad reactionary, right wing, rabble

  31. 31
    nellnewman says:

    twatson is the absolute epitomy of backstabbing self-serving ec0nomically incontinent labour. And your ‘rats in a sack’ is spot-on for what they are.

    I guess bliar once gave them a veneer of civility but even that was false.

  32. 32
    Lord Stansted says:


  33. 33
    Tom Fatson says:

    I’m very busy being angry and waiting for more hacking revelations. In the meantime I’ve still got some availability for my Billy Bunter impersonations. Tuck in chaps!

  34. 34
    Wendy Bendy says:

    Tachybaptus, are you related to Tachyon?


  35. 35
    yeah, right.... says:

    Well you’re the one wasting his/her ‘life’ reading it.

    Why not go over to CiF? You’ll even find that the mod’ing and censorship is even less tolerant of non-conformist views than this site.

  36. 36
    Only Me says:

    He’s in disguise… giving him a better suit, sunglasses and wipe off the fake non-tan and it’ll be all too obvious… capiche?

  37. 37
  38. 38
    Only Me says:

    Time for a pie eating contest?

  39. 39
    sockpuppet #4 says:

    “Labour sources” – so they haven’t found out who your mole is yet?

  40. 40
    Only Me says:

    Oh good, I’ll get the popcorn.

  41. 41
    2 Jags says:

    Count me in

  42. 42
    Andrew Efiong says:

    These people are trying to rig elections, spending their time dreaming up elaborate ways to place their cronies into high office. Shouldn’t they be worrying about the poor or replacing Ed Miliband?

    Remember, we saw the consequences when Brown and Blair spent time infighting. Illegal wars, ruined economy, widespread waste whilst these two were busy trying squabbling.

    Never again!

  43. 43
    Cameron = Vichy Conservatism says:

    “and then be doing secret back room deals…”

    Have you employed a Welshman?

  44. 44
    Stasi Watch says:


    Before Snowball & Napoleon squeak to you here is a message from our Beloved Dear Leader

    All devoted citizens of the State are expected to down tools, ploughs and Ken’s Little Red Book and watch the Red Channel tonight – our loyal Socialist State Voice of the People – and see the Red Kenneth Show or PPB – fashioned by our Comrades from France.

    Congratulations to Comrade Kenneth, who has successful won the Mayoral Election in May! All proxy voters in Tower Hamlets will be awarded the Hero of the People medal.

  45. 45
    Ivor Tapeworm says:

    Evverything but the c… oh, Bart beat me to it.

  46. 46
    Sack Cameron - Elect A Tory says:


  47. 47
    sockpuppet #4 says:

    Nah. “The sexes are similar, dumpy and short-billed with a “powder puff” rear end. Adults have …. a loud breeding call”

  48. 48
    Li Ja Spa says:

    I’m sure Ed Miliband will get control of this bickering. He can demonstrate his authority and leadership.

  49. 49
    Grab the nachos and dips says:

    Labour civil war? Yes please!

  50. 50
    BBC NEWS says:


    Vote Labour!

  51. 51
    Anonymous says:

    Reading Guido these days you’d swear that Labour were still in power which, if you consider Dave’s policies, I guess they are.

    Either way it’s becoming boring to read all this labour focused tittle tattle when Dave and his cohorts are ably fuckin up the oHuntry on their lonesome.

  52. 52
    Labourunionsbbc we are one says:

    Blubbing for camera the last desperate act of a scoundrel.

  53. 53
    Angry of London says:

    Release the Mirror motorman files Guido. That would wipe the smile of this f*t useless f*_cks face. Reckon Dumb Fatson will fancy going on (and on and on and on and on) about the evil doings of his bezzie mates at the Mirror for the next 10 years? Me neither. It’s about the only way Levenson will be turned into anything other than a biased political show-pony. Also the only way we’ll get this monster to shut the f*_ck up about it.

  54. 54
    Doorkeeper says:

    That’ll be the last we see of you then?

  55. 55
    Alan Davies says:

    I’ve invested in Florists in Liverpool, 25th Anniversary coming up in two years

  56. 56
    Anonymous says:

    Good idea, but I think Pickles would win belly-down. What a sumo westling bout, that would prove more interesting

  57. 57
    smoggie says:

    Aye Don Watson…. made him a bigga meat pie he could notta refusa.

  58. 58
    smoggie says:

    Unfortunately not. It’s precidely the likes of him and his UKIP single issue drones that are making it boring.

  59. 59
    Billy Bragart says:

    The thin veneer of democracy (in the labour party) is finally beginning to fade.

    That’s a follow up I’ll never sing, cos I’m a tosser.

  60. 60
    Uncommon Knowledge says:

  61. 61
    Anonymous says:

    Remember the St. Valentine’s Day massacre, nasty

  62. 62
    Liverpool Fans says:

    ” Yeewll neverrrr walk aaagain”

  63. 63
    Crabapple says:

    Should not have apologised. What Alan Davies says is true. Liverpudlians always milk it.

  64. 64
    Anonymous says:

    We know that Willy wobble

  65. 65
    Cynical-old-bag says:

    He looks like an overweight, rabid dog.

  66. 66
    Brian Badonde says:

    Enjoy your loneliness, booo!

  67. 67
    Resignatorizer says:

    How is the old soke?

  68. 68
    Everybody says:

    A bit before my time.

  69. 69
    foxtrot oscar says:

    As hard as he tries he just can’t shovel the monumental quantities of horse shit his mates in No 10 are creating under the carpet.

  70. 70
    Backstairs Billy Vague says:


  71. 71
    DONT MENTION THE WAR. I mean peace time deficit says:

    So whats new? Whats the difference between the Eaton Mafia or the Libour Mafia or the Liber Mafia. NOTHING.

    With the amount of theft of capital being sucked out of the economy by the Mafia class, we will see complete and total collapse of economy.. Not long now till the Public sector pensions wont be being paid. Its fu-king great to see these over educated fraudster turn everything they touch into Sh-t. Thats what happens when they are all educated in the same way by the same education system. Shame some people have the answer but will never be asked.

  72. 72
    Anonymous says:

    But never the less, a vote for any of the 3 major parties is still a vote for a United States of Europe. By voting for them you are supporting their EU policies.

    The UK will never ever get a referendum on the EU, they will lie through their back teeth but never give in to a referendum and still take you into a political union with Germany.

    When will you understand that it is your votes that are giving credence to their EU policies?

  73. 73
    Lord Flashcunt says:

    I’d say he’d been hoist with his own petard, but I don’t think the petard’s been built yet that could take the job on…

  74. 74
    Phantom says:

    Watson took the cannoli…. and ate it…… and bucket of it with a fried egg on top.

    Useless, fat, f……

  75. 75
    Alan Davies says:

    I buy The Sun

  76. 76
    Irony? says:

  77. 77
    B!jjy Batts says:

    Go home an’ get yer freakin’ shine box!

  78. 78
    Loungelizard says:

    Petards were banned in 1998 by the Blair Government.

  79. 79
    RedEd says:

    Yeth I can. I weally can.

  80. 80
    Cynical-old-bag says:

    So what is your alternative, then?

    Not to vote at all?

  81. 81
    I F A says:

    Good work. Better return on £1000.

  82. 82
    Guardian reader, foaming at the mouth says:

    Errrr no, Tom Watson is a deeply respected campaigner for freedom and transparency who helped expose the racism and anti-Labour bias of the Sun. It is thanks to Tom’s tireless work that we will soon have a special journalist approval board where anyone who is found to be hacking, criticising universal socialist principles and creating racism by telling the public that immigration levels are too high (we all know they are too low) will not be allowed to publish articles. Finally!

    Guido looks silly in criticising such a respected person. He should watch the BBC news to get his views modernised.

  83. 83
    smoggie says:

    Vote UKIP *yawwwwwnnnnn*

  84. 84
    Crabapple says:

    What you waste your own money on is your business.

  85. 85
    Trolls -who needs them? says:

    No sorry, trolling still does not beat watching a pigeon playing chess for entertainment.

  86. 86
    Dudley Zoo says:

    Sing-a-long-a Watson

    Tops up belly wobble, I ate all the pies

  87. 87
    Cynical-old-bag says:

    I agree with UKIP that we should leave the Eurozone, but do they have any other policies? Or is this it?

  88. 88
    Cynical-old-bag says:

    Bliar put up those big gates at the end of Drowning Street to protect him from those pesky petards.

  89. 89
    Cynical-old-bag says:

    I think the phrase is “You can’t polish a turd”.

  90. 90
    Cynical-old-bag says:

    …and that’s where QE comes in.

  91. 91
    Marmite says:

    Anonymong, you do know that syphillus e*ts away your brain if not tre*ted don’t you? Ple*se get yourself checked out, as you seem to be exhibiting all the symptoms of brain rot.

  92. 92
    sockpuppet #4 says:

    I feel sorry for you having to talk to all those liverpudlians really.

    Oh. unless you get the story from lazy media tossers, who like to wank the readers off by feeding them the same lines again and again, and don’t actually know any of this for themselves.

  93. 93
    Backwoodsman says:

    Well, he looks a couple of kilos heavier.

  94. 94
    Bill Miliband says:

    People are now being reminded of his scheming and plotting to remove Tony Blair along with his pal Sion. His re-invention as Guardian media darling was a fassad and the real Tom Watson is now standing up.

    Oh he’s got his book coming out though about how he selflessly and alone brought down the Murdoch empire …… Ker-ching!

  95. 95
    Cameron is Crap says:

    They have lots. Conservative policies. The sort Dave doesn’t like.


  96. 96
    Fish says:

    No you haven’t. You’re in charge of getting the Tower Hamlets postal vote out. Get back to work.

  97. 97
    Fish says:

    That was strong and assured, Ed.

    Ken paid his taxes yet?

  98. 98
    Well it's a thought says:

    So no change then, it’s getting hard to tell these days if we still have any honest politicians/lawyers/plod/uncivil servants/bankers/energy providers/anybody else on the public payroll, I may have missed a few out.

  99. 99
    Fish says:

    That’s almost what that daft woman vicar said on ‘Thought for the Day’ this morning

  100. 100
    Crying Ken says:

    This one goes out by special request to Ken in London:

  101. 101
    Fish says:

    Who the fuck is David Myers? Is he French?

  102. 102
    Labour Tw@t Watch says:

    Oh please tell me this is true Sion Simon is such a great orator and speaker. I mean check his pearls of wisdom. Hes down with the electorate innit:-

  103. 103
    BBC News Editor says:

    Thanks for the plug.

  104. 104
    Anonymous says:

    Revenge is best when served cold. Murd*ch is biding his time.

  105. 105
    Crying Ken says:

  106. 106
    RedKen's Avoidance Scheme says:

    Licky Licky

  107. 107
    the real leader of the tory partee says:

    it’s the Grand Notional on saturday – I put £1000 on David Cameron fucking off

  108. 108
    just saying says:

    Mafia bosses are successful and well organised.
    Twatson couldn’t organise a piss up in a brewery.

  109. 109
    JH says:

    The self-pity city will be in full flow. Beats doing anything productive.

    Christ, imagine if Pan-Am 103 had fallen on the Liver building. You’d just probably just have to build a giant wall around the place and leave them to it.

    Is there a way to convert organised remorse into power? Green energy scheme anyone?

  110. 110
    just asking says:

    Isn’t he a Hairy Biker?

  111. 111
    Anonymous says:

    Is that one of the Gay Bikers on Acid?

  112. 112
    Well it's a thought says:

    When will I be able to buy it in Poundland, I need a good doorstop.

  113. 113
    Aaron D Highside says:

    Looks and behaves like Gordon Brown and several thug trade union barons.

  114. 114
    AC1 says:

    If this blog is winding people like you up then it’s doing its job well.

  115. 115
    AC1 says:

    Go back to your constituency and prepare for a hung parliament.

  116. 116
  117. 117
    Seth the pig farmer says:

    but you can roll it in glitter….

  118. 118
    Disgruntled Sheffielder says:

    We’re not in the Eurozone but we do sell it a lot of stuff there

  119. 119
    Ken says:

    Labour – the party of the self pitying.

  120. 120
    Chris Bryant says:

    but he loves playing on his XBOX in his Cyril Smith underpants. ooh, did someone say UNDERPANTS?!

  121. 121
    Tachybaptus says:

    That’s me, but you missed the bit about having a red neck in summer.

  122. 122
    I don't need no doctor says:

    Why beat about the bush, Watson is an evil fat bastard.

  123. 123
    I don't need no doctor says:

    Just look in any skip, your bound to find a copy.

  124. 124
    jgm2 says:

    Vicious Labour Thug is Vicious Labour Thug Shocker.

  125. 125
    bbc comptroller says:

    but let’s face it he’s never gonna be able to say “you come to me on the night of my daughter’s wedding” is he?

  126. 126
    Ammanita Phalloides says:

    This pudgy prat would make a gargoyle look gorgeous.

    Shove his head on a pike, along with Bro. Ken’s. That gets us started on the Left.

    Then we need some totem pole material from the other sides. Cable would do for a start, and Gideon should follow, except he needs the spike up his fundament, as it surely wouldn’t penetrate his brass neck.

  127. 127
    Jane Birkin from Paris says:

    I would never call that Tommy Watson a champagne socialist. A pasty socialist perhaps.

  128. 128
    Transgender Clarifier says:

    Can we get this sorted once for all….

    Is Sion ^^^ or however you write it a man’s name or a woman’s ??

  129. 129
    Pentangelis says:

    Watson is just like a fake dog turd. Everything about him is fake, hypocritical and unpleasant to the eye.

  130. 130
    Cinna says:

    Who are the tossers who actually keep voting to keep this cretin as an MP?

    “Tom’s a proper blogger”! And my dad ‘d better than than your dad!

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