April 26th, 2012

Watson Says Hold Your Nose For Ken
Digs Hole With Rebuttal

Labour’s part-time Campaign Chief Tom Watson is clearly regretting his outing on LBC this morning where he said: “Those Lab voters thinking of going to vote for Boris, hold your nose, vote for Ken.” Realising his mistake, Watson rushed to his blog to try to blame his own loose tongue on the vast right-wing conspiracy of a Standard hack tweeting the comment. In justifying his words, however, he has dug himself further into a hole:

“There are a number of people who tell us on the doorstep that they would vote Labour if there was a general election tomorrow but are currently considering voting Conservative because they either a; like Boris Johnson or b; don’t like Ken.”

The Deputy Chairman of the Labour Party, with the responsibility for campaigns, casually concedes that his own voters are not backing their candidate. Stick to the Murdoch-baiting Tom…

UPDATE: In other news Ken is now said to be rowing back from his promise to release full set of earnings signed off by an accountant. Quelle surprise!

UPDATE II: LBC have made the full quote available:

“For once, I’m being totally candid with you. I’m saying to you, those Labour voters that are thinking of going to vote for Boris Johnson, hold your nose, vote for Ken, because that’s the way that you will help Labour. Let me also say, that having worked with Ken Livingstone, looking at his interview in The Guardian this morning, he has a beautiful dog. He’s got a Labrador. I shouldn’t say this, but there is an American maxim that when a politician is in trouble, get him a dog.”

Guido thinks Watson doth protest too much…


  1. 1
    Ed Millipede Support Committee says:

    Why is this buffoon an MP?


  2. 3
    Disgruntled Sheffielder says:

    Useless fat twat!


  3. 4
    Illogical says:

    Tom Watson’s interest is Tom Watson.
    No more, no less.


  4. 5

    Watson has no nose!

    How does he smell?



  5. 7
    Ed Millipede Support Committee says:

    Still it shows the immense depth of talent Millipede has to draw on the Liebour Party. I am sure that Ken will be pleased. Has Boris got that quote on a poster yet?


  6. 8
    Tom Watson says:

    Oh dear what a blunder, off to mummy’s now.


  7. 10
    Gordon Brown says:

    Tom who?


  8. 11
    ArthurFauxsake... says:



  9. 12
    I don't need no doctor says:

    Labour speak, labour lie. Watson is a vile puppet of the liar Brown.
    Murdoch as repeated under oath, this morning, that Brown lied.
    Brown is a proven liar.


  10. 13
    Bruce & Sheila says:

    “1. The race in London is neck and neck.”

    Not that Boris voters should be complacent but no, it isn’t. Your candidate hung himself before the campaign had even properly kicked off.

    “2. There are a number of people who tell us on the doorstep that they would vote Labour if there was a general election tomorrow but are currently considering voting Conservative because they either a; like Boris Johnson or b; don’t like Ken.”

    You shouldn’t have run Ken.

    “3. I was trying to say that it is imporant for our campaign to convince these people that even if they didn’t like Ken they should consider voting Labour because David Cameron would claim victory if Boris wins, and from what our campaigners on the ground say, the last thing this group want to do is give an endorsement to David Cameron.”

    I don’t think anyone other than David Cameron would think it was his victory. He’ll be watching his back very cautiously from the minite Boris wins a re-election and everyone knows it.

    “4. I also reminded people of Ken’s pledge on fares – which Nick Ferrari didn’t believe but I do.”

    Funny only people with red rosettes on them seem to believe that one.

    “5. There is a great picture of Ken and his beautiful labrador dog in today’s Guardian. That prompted me to crack the Harry Truman maxim about politicians and dogs.”

    Not the wisest remark for a party campaign manager to make then.


  11. 14
    Jeremy Bamber is innocent! says:

    Shame on the CCRC! Jeremy Bamber was denied a fair trial, now he is denied an Appeal by the wretched CCRC quango.


    • 18
      Jeremy Bamber is innocent! says:

      This CCRC decision stinks worse than Livingstone’s denials!


      • 72
        The Sheikh Of Arabeee says:

        No he fucking isn’t.

        The murdering c u nt is as guilty as fucking Crippen.


        • 86
          Anonymous says:

          Seconded !


        • 89
          Edgar Allen says:

          I can’t tell if this is a Poe or not (and it’s off-thread) …

          but I’ll bite …

          It has been shown that the bit of body found in Crippen’s cellar and identified by Spilsbury as part of Mrs Crippen has male DNA


          There was a letter, supposedly from Mrs Crippen, sent from the US after the trial. It was given to the then incompetent Home Secretary (one Winston Churchill) who lost it before it could be examined to see if it was genuine. (May is only the latest idiot to hold the post).


          • Anonymous says:

            In Bambers case, his murdered sister replaced a blood stained silencer in a cupboard whilst she was dead. (he says she was the muderer) Im afraid he did it.


  12. 17
    Kevin T says:

    Bottom line – you shouldn’t have run Ken. You had misgivings and you should have listened to them.


  13. 19
    Andrew Efiong says:

    Aha, even their own campaign co-ordinator has been flushed out. He’s on the run now!

    A desperate rearguard action by Watson. And Ken still can’t come clean over his murky tax dodging.


  14. 20
    JH says:

    Tom – stick to playing computer games and stuffing your face, you fat prick.


    • 33
      Andrew Efiong says:

      No, no. The more he opens his mouth, the more Labour look silly.

      More please Mr Watson, let’s have more idiotic tweets and posturing. I’m loving it.


      • 50
        JH says:

        You are of course right, but the spectacle of seeing this bovine, self aggrandising loudmouth removed from the power he feels he so deserves would be so sweet.

        Watching him haplessly chisel holes in the hull of his beloved Labour party is great entertainment though.


  15. 21
    J A Jones says:

    What a pratt this man is! But what do you know? The qualifications for an MP: big mouth, Big Head, probably only dirty water between the ears.


  16. 24

    You can count the coalition ministers that Ed Miliband has demanded a resignation from on the fingers of one finger.


  17. 25
    ferret says:

    Listening to Ed Miliband this morning on Today I suddenly understood what he is. He is a Fisher-Price My First Politician toy. Point at him and your new friend will spout a diatribe of meaningless platitudes from either the mouth or arse.


  18. 26
    Steve Miliband says:

    I think the Labrador needs a chip for his owner


    • 38
      A pragmatist says:

      Speaking of Labradors, Ken should be sat and tied in a chair and a huge current passed through him.


  19. 28
    ferret says:

    I went to Hull University when Tom Watson was our Union president. I really mean it when I say no-one then could have guessed where he would end his career.


  20. 29
    Gordon Brown says:

    Watson is as competent as Jay at Leverson. Jay starts going on about bid supporter Hunt and Cameron in 2009. Leverson has to dig him out as Hunt did not take the bid until 2011; also it seems news to Jay they weren’t in power in 2009.


  21. 31
    Tom Watson says:



    • 55
      The Fat Owl of the Remove says:

      Oi! I know he looks like me and all, but still, have some respect and don’t nick a chap’s catchphrase!


  22. 32
    TW's Fat Gut says:

    I’m hungry!!!


  23. 34
    A pragmatist says:

    Hold your nose. Hold your wallet. Hold any sense of honesty. Hold your thoughts (not difficult for Labour voters). Sheep stick together.


  24. 35
    say what you see says:

    What a stupid fat fucker. Fuck off Watson.


  25. 36

    It’s obvious that Mr. Watson can’t handle being honest – probably totally new territory both for him and his Party.


  26. 36
    SouthEastVoter says:

    If we are now back in recession why is employment rising and unemployment falling. Something must be wrong in the stats somewhere.


    • 44
      Ministry of Disinformation says:

      A teenage girl alled Doris sits in a back room at the ministry and makes up the stats. That’s the way it’s been done for years.


      • 132
        Madison Bumgarner says:

        I thought it was one Arnold Shufflewick at the Ministry of Guesswork. At least according to Keith Waterhouse.


        • 156
          A Council Worker says:

          Arnold currently only provides 57.02% of any statistics, a seasonally adjusted decrease of 8.7% year on year. I blame the Tories


    • 133
      Q says:

      More pilgrims and boxtickers


  27. 39
    smoggie says:

    I think they need to get Watson a Guide Dog.


  28. 40
    Ah! Monika says:

    Boris Should issue a poster with Watson Holding his nose.

    ” Ken smells says Labour Big Wig “


  29. 43
    The Hague says:

    Hey Guido

    Any chance you’ll look into Watson’s role in the Labour campaign of the mid 90’s – especially when Labour where leaking details of Tory MP’s private lifes

    This was the one press campaign that led to a change of government


  30. 46
    All Labour MPs are empty-headed m0ngs says:

    O/T, But Labour MP Barry Sheerman has been accused of xen0phobia for saying British jobs should go to British people.

    Noticing that the tide of imm!grant f!lth allowed into Britain by his own Labour party is having a negative effect on British jobs, Sheerman said, “the high levels of imm!gration puts pressure on housing, hospitals and our schools.”.

    Well, duh!



  31. 47
    Simple Simon says:

    I met Tom Watson going to the fair.


  32. 48
    Labour MPs are em*pty-headed m*ngs says:

    O/T, But Labour MP Barry Sheerman has been accused of xen0phobia for saying Br*itish jobs should go to Bri*tish people.

    Noticing that the tide of imm!grant f!lth allowed into Britain by his own Labour party is having a negative effect on Br!tish jobs, Sheerman said, “the high levels of imm!gration puts pressure on housing, hospitals and our schools.”.

    Well, duh!



  33. 49
    The fake Ken Livingstone says:

    er… the full quote is worse. Is this the context Tom wanted people to see?

    Translation: Please only ever vote tribally, even if the Labour candidate is obviously distasteful. Ken is in trouble.


  34. 51
    Infuriated of West Mids says:

    Just because he clearly loves himself so much he’s bound to be reading this (you couldn’t resist it, could you Tom?), I would just like to say that in my opinion, and many others, he is a greasy, childish, ill-educated, slimy, untrustworthy, lying piece of scum. With stupid NHS glasses.

    That is all. Many thanks.


  35. 54
    Daily Star says:

    Latest headline shocker!

    Chris Bryant says: “Rupert Murdoch hacked my Y-fronts!”

    Only in your daily star.


  36. 57
    the empire strikes back says:

    Good try Guido but your it’s still your tory masters who are the dead meat.


    • 95
      Anonymous says:

      Labour have certainly had a huge amount of help with negative publicity for the Government. from the BBC.I cant believe the number of news bulletins on Radio 4 that start with Ed M demanding somebody resigns. Is there any control over things like this?


  37. 59
    Anonymouse says:

    Ken Livingston must have a real problem. What is so difficult about photocopying his signed off accountant’s figures and publishing them. That is if he has one.


  38. 60

    If I can’t be mayor, I will be imam of Tower Hamlets !!!


  39. 63
    Richard Nixon says:

    Actually, it was because I already HAD a dog, that I GOT into trouble; doesn’t always work, Tommy Twenty-Stone.



  40. 64
    The Sleeper says:

    O/T……Why the fuck does Leveson permanently have his mobile phone parked on the files in front of him?

    Does he play Grand Theft Auto to while away his time?

    …or surf for porn?


  41. 66
    Tom Fatson says:

    I have to hold my nose any time I get near a Liebour politician. It’s the stench of hypocrisy and mendacity.


  42. 68
    nellnewman says:

    ‘Vote for Ken because he has a beautiful dog’!!! ++++Laugh++++

    Well twatson if that works for ken you’d better get a dog for militwit!!


    • 134
      David Natureborough says:

      Rather than a dog — which would probably turn on him attacking his adenoids–could not Mill – I – Band e given a Mill – I -Pede to walk around on a leash . Perhaps he could manage to keep THAT under control .

      In my many years of nature research i have always found millipedes to be homely lovable insects but with a tendency to walk very quickly given their ability to take one thousand steps at once .

      Could Ed keep up ??


  43. 70

    You can take the butt out of rebuttal.
    But you can’t take the twat out of Watson.


  44. 71
    Uncommon Knowledge says:


  45. 75
    Pentangelis says:

    ” FOR ONCE I’m being totally candid with you”

    That says it all!

    Needless to say the Lefty Beeb won’t pick up on that one.


  46. 78
    Some Geezer wot thinks Tom Watson's blog should be Odour-Odour.com says:

    He probably has HAD the experience of people holding their nose, once they get a whiff of his breath after his customary ten-course lunch at the curry palace, chased by a few single-malts thereafter.


  47. 80
    A two-faced, lying, cheating, double-crossing, spineless, sanctimonious, arrogant ignoramus says:

    I say Chaps!! – just make jolly sure we keep Boris in that weird glass thingy – don’t want him making waves back here !! – watt?

    Don’t worry about winning any other seats! – let UKIP pick up the vote!! – last thing we want is anything that might make me look like a PM!!! – watt?

    What’s the weekly Windy wattage by the way? My chum Joules was asking! – he thinks the wattage is too weak, whatever that means! – and watt’s this jolly root-mean-squared thingy?

    Anyway, – what’s Watson doing? Wot?


    • 136
      Ben Casey says:

      Are you al right ?

      Do you need a doctor ??


    • 165
      Spangles says:

      You really are a l*natic ‘two- faced’. What an advert for Leiber. Oh, and by the way, you’re an inverted snob. You may not know what that means, so go lo8k it up. M.O.N.G.


  48. 83
    Ed Miliband says:

    Ith vewy clear – Mithter Hunt hath broken the Minithtewial code, as suth, he muth rethine forthwith.


  49. 85
    Slippery Ken says:

    Great stuff! What a wonderful endorsement for Creepy, Hypocritical Ken!

    Hold your noses and vote for the stupid sod!

    Very droll!

    Time to kill Kenny!


  50. 88
    Desperate Dan says:

    An anonymous person whose identity is being concealed by Leveson is feeding speculation to Robert Jay to put to Rupert Murdoch. I think Robert Jay might be a cat’s paw for Tom Watson. He’s even advertised Watson’s book this morning as a change from advertising The Guardian..


  51. 91
    Desperate Dan says:

    I heard on the Today programme that courses have been set up in Newcastle whose aim is to teach people to comment on blogs – ie Labour are setting up Troll Schools.


  52. 93
    Quantitative Easing says:

    looking at tub of lard Fatson I guess he an olympic standard farter


  53. 97
    Anonymous says:

    I voted UKIP this time, in London, for the first time and will do so at the next election.

    As long as Cameron and Osbourne are allowed to give our borrowed money away to save the euro, veto treaties that go ahead anyway, and go around masquerading as Conservatives, it will stay that way too.

    The 3 major parties are all the same and will sign you up to a United States of Europe, with out a vote, even though, of course, just before a general election, they will tell you there will be a referendum! When will you ever learn?


    • 110
      Liblabcon enemy of the English says:

      For Balkanising England and putting it on course for civil war, I want at the very least the three state approved parties put out of business permanently.

      The sooner Scotland breaks up Britain the fucking better as far as I’m concerned. Only when this well-past-it’s-sell-by-date union is broken, will the English be able to start consolidating what’s left of their wrecked and overrun country.


      • 166
        Mrs Kindleysides, Penrith says:

        It’s the Scots who have deliberately trashed this country – viz Blair, Brown and all their sycophantic poodles.

        Revolutions begin from within and the liar Blair understood this.


        • 175
          Liblabcon enemy of the English says:

          Not just the Scots. The whole Westminster British establishment is toxic to the English.

          Scotland disappearing will force the issue of England being regarded as a non-country with a non-people by the British establishment.


  54. 99
    Cressida's Dick says:

    Murdoch Snr may or may not be guilty of many things but one thing can’t be denied. For a 81 year old he displays a mental agility that the troughers in Westminster can only dream about. As for Watson, he’ll get his, and it’ll definitely be served well below zero.


  55. 100
    Jay bird is a Guardianista says:

    Why has Twatson been allowed to put his own questioning to Murdoch at the Leveson Inquisiton?


  56. 103
    Ramadamadingdong says:

    Breaking news:

    “An interview with Jemima Khan in the latest New Statesman reveals that George Galloway has converted to Islam:

    “George Galloway, MP for Bradford West, is a Muslim. He converted more than ten years ago in a ceremony at a hotel in Kilburn, north-west London, attended by members of the Muslim Association of Great Britain.” ”

    Will Ken decide that London is worth a mass and have a ‘road to Damascus’ moment – sorry, wrong religion.


    • 121
      Trundlemaster says:

      I noticed that Galloway’s Shahadaha (admission into Islam – excuse spelling) ceremony was said to be attended by members of the Muslim Association of Britain which is an offshoot and supporter of those beacons of democracy and equality the Muslim Brotherhood.

      Sometimes you have to judge people by the company they choose to keep and the people that Galloway chose to be present at his alleged conversion were not peaceable muslims but complete headcases who want to see a worldwide caliphate.

      Galloway has chosen to associate with some of the most reactionary scum in the Islamic political world. The fact that he has done that rather than taken a more moderate path both religiously and politically tells me that Galloway is nothing more than a traitor to the UK community, democracy and freedom.

      Shame on Galloway and all those who support or make excuses for him.


    • 130
      Henry IV says:

      I think most people have suspected as much for some time. His religious views do not invalidate his arguments, only any flaws in those do that. On the whole, Parliament is better off for having Galloway. The people of Bradford would have had an insipid nobody representing them otherwise.


      • 137
        Raving Loon says:

        I agree we shouldn’t poke our nose in the middle east, but I for one do not want Sharia law or Abu McTada or whatever the latest lunatic Imam happens to be running the show. Islamic culture is best seperated from ours as it mainly brings about the degrading treatment of women, homosexuals and basically anyone who doesn’t bend over for Allah. Every other religion as integrated nicely into the UK except Islam for some reason.


        • 143
          Londoner says:

          I am not so sure you are entirely correct there, when consideration is given the the activities of groups like the Univeral Church of the Kingdom of God, (a growing ‘prosperity cult’ from Brazil that believes in witches and demonic possession) which was implicated in the Klimbie inquiry.

          The issue about sharia is that the courts have to stand up for themselves and reestablish the rule of law in our inner cities. We can’t complain when we are withdrawing justice from the inner cities and making it more and more remote because the MOJ wants to run itself like a second-rate call centre.


          • Not impressed says:

            We can complain, because this is Britain, and those who choose to live here should be prepared to abide by its justice. This is a democracy and the law is made by everyone, for everyone.


      • 142
        Our Quisling political class says:

        I doubt the English people of Bradford are going to be well represented by a Scottish Muslim convert rabble-rouser.

        Can’t imagine in a million years anywhere in Scotland voting in a loud mouth English cockney, scouser or brummie.


        • 144
          Henry IV says:

          They may well not be well served – who is well served by their MP these days? – but he will be better than what they were offered.


    • 138
      Our Quisling political class says:

      He won’t be the last one, alas. You will find in the coming years many of the more vocal leftists drifting into islam, as it gives expression to their rabid anti-west hatred. Didn’t Carlos the Jackal convert soon after 2001 for example?

      Also, many in the establishment classes may convert if they see which way the wind’s blowing. Anything to retain a whiff of power, even if it’s under imported aliens.


      • 168
        Confused Leftie says:

        The links between the left and Islam puzzle me greatly.

        The left claim to support equality, including equality for women and homosexuals.

        Islam is completely intolerant of homosexuality and reduces women to third class serfs.

        How do the lefties in this country, reconcile those contradictions?


        • 170
          JH says:


          There, like that. It’s the manifestation of what Ayn Rand nails below:

          You dart in panic through the trap of your days, looking for the exit you have closed, running from a pursuer you dare not name to a terror you dare not acknowledge, and the greater your terror the greater your dread of the only act that could save you: thinking. The purpose of your struggle is not to know, not to grasp or name or hear the thing I shall now state to your hearing: that yours is the Morality of Death.

          Leftism is a death cult; it is no mystery that they are supplicant to a religion of death like Islam, despite the obvious incompatibility with the stated values of said lefties.


        • 173
          Our Quisling political class says:

          The left have only one principle – to seize total power. Everything else is merely a means to an end.

          At the turn of the 20th centaury the left exploited the white working classes as voting fodder to gain power. But the white working classes outlived their usefulness, so other groups had to be found. And that’s where immigrants come in.

          The left’s love of islam is as cynical and self-serving as was its proclaimed love of the white working classes. The only difference this time is the left are being used themselves – by the muslims.

          It’s a sort of Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact, and you just know it aint going to end well for one of them.


  57. 117
    Elliot Hall says:

    Why is no one talking about Leavusalone for the past two days ?

    That sycophantic toady Jaywalker is being played with mercilessly by Burdock the consummate dodge artist with multi decade experience at the game.

    Why does Jaywalker’s EVERY question have to be prefixed by the suppliant invocation ” Mr Burdock ” . ??

    The man is a witness under oath and should be treated with the same degree of legal ” contempt ” that a prosecuting barrister would treat a TDA or drug pushing offenderin a hoodie .

    If this tact were garnering undisclosed information it could be justified possibly. But at present Jaywalker is eliciting as many ” exclusives ” as the the boys from “Today ” did before it hit the skids years ago .

    If I were alive today I would turn in my wig !!

    ( And no of course moddy won’t publish this as it is too outre’ for societal dissemination — go on surprise me and let it through !!??)


  58. 119
    Elliot Hall says:

    Moddy you’re a star !!


  59. 122
    Anonymous says:

    You should know by now that the media, especially the bbc, exists solely for the benefit of politicians, as indeed do most things they legislate about.



  60. 129
    Anonymous says:

    Watson – Just another dumbed down leftie way out of his depth.

    How do these incompetent and chippy people rise to such dizzy heights?

    If Watson has feelings of social inferiority, he should consider seeing a therapist to sort out his problems.

    But as we know, people of his ilk do not seek therapy but join the labour party where they can vent all their ‘hang ups’, feelings of social inadequacy, and display their total incompetence.

    Our ‘new’ neo-liberal establishment is made up of people like Watson. This is why society is collapsing in the UK.


  61. 131
    SouthEastVoter says:

    Is this really the best way to spend Tax Payers Money?



    • 141
      Q says:

      I often read those tweets while driving around, saves me time remembering all the stuff.
      Also helps to beat the monotony whilst driving long distances thus saving me from falling asleep at the wheel.
      Sent from my iPad while driving


      • 147
        Judge Dreadful says:

        3 points, £75 fine and a collection order to that man.


        • 151
          Mr Loopyhole (copyright Nik Freeemaan) says:

          If he is a rich footballer I will get him off on the basis that you used the term man without fully knowing the gender of my client. Even women play football


          • A Council Worker says:

            £40000000 compensation, a diversity award and a ‘no-touching’ massage to that person.


      • 152
        SouthEastVoter says:

        You can also now pass the time counting all the disabled drivers on a dual carriage way as they will be flashing an amber light.

        “On a dual carriageway where speed limit exceeds 50mph, powered vehicles used by disabled people MUST have a flashing amber beacon. Rule 220″

        Can you get a vehicle that is not powered?


  62. 139
    Ken Grindstone says:

    I voted today !! By Post !!

    Couldn’t really understand all the forms but one name I DID recognise — Johnson — isn’t he the current Mayor ?

    Anyway he seems to be doing a fair job .

    So I voted for him.

    Must fly — the hustings await for that other election on May 3rd.

    Your ever honest Newt ( Gingrich ? ) — Ken


  63. 140
    Ed is hit for six says:


  64. 148
    Jimmy says:

    Don’t know why he’s rowing back. It’s the best slogan of the campaign.


  65. 153
    Ken's Snout says:

    Fat, lardy arsed Watson really does need to go for a jog.


  66. 162
    Vote for Labour's dogshite says:



  67. 163
    jgm2 says:

    Vote for Ken. He’s got a nice dog!

    Is that it?

    Doesn’t Watson know that the religion of pe*ace doesn’t like dogs. Or pigs for that matter.


  68. 171
    Steve Lloyd. says:

    Watson is a fecking self serving, self important truffle hunter, oh hang on, they use dogs instead now dont they.


  69. 174
    Labour Fat Cunt says:

    Go on then, stick a Red Rosette on Ken’s mutt’s poo and I will vote for it!


  70. 184
    Sixupman says:

    Tom Watson aiming for the title ‘The man who shot Liberty Murdoch’ and sod the Constituents!


  71. 186
    Bugler Bert says:

    If Watson & Bryant were marooned on a desert island, who would be doing what to whom ? Or would it be “69” all the way………


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