September 10th, 2012

DJ Watson Spins Leveson

Touchy Tom Watson tends to get testy when people bring up his links with the lefties Political Scrapbook. He pointedly told the Leveson Inquiry that he had nothing to do with them, which was news to some:

Watson:“I know the guy, the young guy that runs it. I have no relationship with it in terms of management or anything else.”

Jay: “Have you provided information to them for their use?”

Watson: “No.”

Watson would have us believe there is no cosy relationship here, despite obviously feeding them stories. Fellow Labour MP Kerry McCarthy let the cat out of the bag this weekend though when she revealed Scrapbook‘s special guest for their Labour party conference shindig:

Hmm, surely that comes under “or anything else”.


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    • 10
      Vaccinate not Exterminate says:

      Now that Spelman is drawing her redundancy pay, will the Government still carry out mass badger slaughter.

      • 40
        Tristram Smallbore-ffipps says:

        The badgers are safe – Ron Davies is watching out for them.

        • 65
          Frank Debin and Jackie Ashley's hubby says:

          It’s beavers we’re more worried about.

          • TWATson says:

            Just like Delusion Brown, TWATson actually believes he is telling the truth.

            What I want to know is how utterly discredited individuals like TWATson, Vaz and Hodges actually get on important committees. The private sector realised they are soiled goods years ago.

      • 60
        Jonny says:

        Feed ‘em steroids.

  2. 2
    David Cameron (Leader of the Nasty Party) says:

    Boris Johnson is the only reason I would ever consider voting Conservative.

  3. 3
    the savant says:

    let s be honest

    whatever your age or musical disposition .

    would you attend a function with a person like watson deejaying touted as the unique selling point ?

    • 6
      JH says:

      Scratch along with me, MC Twatson.

      Why don’t you fu-fu-fu-fu-fu-fu-fuuuuruuururrrrrr-fu-fu-fuuuuuurk off.

    • 7
      SP4BS says:

      eeeh, when I were a lad, a DJ was just a prat who had their own turntables, and liked the sound of their own voice. And then the DJ became something more important, and nobody cared because for some reason everyone was happy and in a good mood. no idea why that was. Anyway. It seems we’ve almost come full circle.

    • 8
      nellnewman says:

      well he is unique. I can’t think of another person in the labour party with his skill at backstabbing well unless you include damian mcbride who no longer, according to his very close pal bullyballs, has anything to do with them.

      • 19
        JH says:

        It’s not so much the backstabbing that defines the type as much as a bellicose presumption that they are going to be ‘in charge’ of whatever they feel like, whenever they feel like it. Anyone quietly competent gets a podgy elbow shoving them out the picture, unless there is blame to be allocated.

        Individuals like this are rarer in the private sector as they get found out quicker as decent people eventually refuse to co-operate with them; unfortunately politics seems to be an ideal environment for them.

    • 45
      Tristram Smallbore-ffipps says:

      Silly boy. The invite was a misprint. It was meant to read Tom Watson BJ’ing.

  4. 4
    nellnewman says:

    ah twatson being economic with the truth. now there’s a surprise.

  5. 5
    *Snork* says:
    • 9
      nellnewman says:

      Did he get an answer? I’ve been waiting to hear militwit’s definition of predistribution.

      Always interesting to watch the emergence of a newly made up word.

      • 33
        Ho hum says:

        Predistribution is what banks and insurance companies practise when they set up financial “instruments” like unit trusts for you.

        They ‘predistribute’ to themselves in costs, charges, fees and commissions about 30% of the capital sum you handed over, before redistributing what remains of your cash into eg a portfolio of shares which then takes the next 20+ years to bring your capital, after their annual deductions for fees, costs, charges and commissions, back up to what you started with on the day before you first went into the bank.

        Simple really.

      • 41
        illogical says:

        A distribution made in advance? Goods supplied and obtained prior to arranging for payment? Parallel with Gordonomics ? On a par with premature ejaculation/ orgasm?
        The incapable -either politician or participant gets the ‘solution’ for their [monetary] desires and failings, when actually it’s everybody outside this relationship that gets totally financially fukced up.

        • 57
          The Tit in No 10 – lying again says:

          I have always put a premium on the value of sound money. I give you my word … and I think you can trust me by now ….

      • 49
        Tristram Smallbore-ffipps says:

        Predistribution is what Milibland suffers when he phones the wife.

    • 12
      Ed and Ted says:

      It started in America.

    • 14
      Early come says:

      I think he’s confusing it with Justine going on about his pre-ejaculation.

      • 35
        Selohesra says:

        There’s no pleasing some women – if I’ve had a wee bit too much of the sherbets it takes a bit longer than usual and she complains its taking too long – & if I fire off in double quick time and fall asleep she’s not happy either. No pleasing some women

      • 59
        Gordon Brown says:

        I’ve never had that trouble.

    • 15
      Mike Hunt says:

      It means nothing – it’s a vacuous buzz-word calculated to make the media talk about ‘it’.

    • 31
      Anonymous says:

      Even Mili worked out he can’t keep talking about Weedistribution and be taken seriously.

    • 38
      smoggie says:

      I tell you what it’s not. It’s not the re-allocation of wealth without it going through the middleman (and him taking his cut) – the government. No chance of that.

    • 68
      Tay King-dePisse says:

      Somehow I seized on it being like a corporate dividend– HE’s going to authorise whether any distribution will happen in the first place, and if so, it’ll go to the preferred shareholders, and if any is left over (yeah right), the common-stock holders will get the crumbs. Of course, it’s a “nimble” dividend, paid for by borrowing against future receipts which will be assigned to the lender, as we are currently experiencing a cash-crunch, but our books show us to be a robust earning proposition.

  6. 11
    Red Gem says:

    I might know of a couple, I might DJ at their wedding, it doesn’t mean I’m the spare wheel in the marriage.

  7. 16
    Mike Hunt says:

    His (and all of his equally delusional party) subscribe to the old motto:
    repeat a lie often enough and it becomes the truth.

    • 53
      Tristram Smallbore-ffipps says:

      So true – and also across party lines. I still think Liam Fox could have come up with a better explanation for Werritty than stealing Hague’s line from when he was found out.

    • 66
      Your Friendly Neighbourhood BS Busting Service says:

      And the fellow that came up with that idea distilled it from a much longer discussion of how it’s done by his boss, which was that, basically, it’s got to be an easily-remembered almost sloganistic lie which convinces by its sheer audacity; even if it can be immediately disproved, the damage will be done, as people are wont to remember clever formulations of words that don’t take a lot of memorisation, and they’re likely to think that even if that specific statement is not actually true, “where there’s smoke there’s fire” or “there has to be SOME kernel of truth”; some recent attempts, E.G.:
      “It started in America”
      “[No more] boom-and-bust”
      “I saved the world today”
      “Too far too fast”
      “We’re all in this together”
      Not to leave out examples from other countries:
      To the effect of “The euro can be saved”
      “You didn’t build that”
      “We do not sponsor terrorism”
      “The earth is headed for disastrous warming”

  8. 17
    Worst dialogue and acting ever says:

    Be warned, you may piss yourself laughing at this.

  9. 18
    Pawn Sandwich says:

    Move da ground bitch

  10. 21
    Anonymous says:

    Did Tom also say: “…nor will I have at any future point”?

    Get a life, Guido.

  11. 22
    DZ says:

    If you do a dot to dot on the blackheads on Tom Watson’s back they spell out

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    Fatty Holly MP says:

    It’s all part of my devilishly clever plan– I cosy up to Political Scrapbook AFTER having been asked about it at the Leveson Inquiry, on the theory that, since I’m suspected of doing it anyway, why try to make it seem as if I have no connection whatever? Of course they’re my mates– sure, I’ll do a favour for them, is how this is to be played. The fact that I co-opt and suborn all Labour-leaning bloggers and Tweeters is a given, it’s just a matter of when and to what extent, never “whether” I do it. Lord L’s Inquiry knew that. They weren’t going to go into the minutiae, FFS! I do it personally or through Kerry McCarthy or whoever, who cares really?

    I do like that “Don Tommaso” picture, though; I’ll think I’ll use it, as “DJ Gangsta Tommy”! Now, back to my never-ending tea and biscuits…

  13. 25
    Hitler's Yoof says:

    Time for Labour to act their age and not their shoe size. DJing? ffs.

  14. 26
    Tom Fatson says:

    I’m a Liebour politician; when my lips are moving, I’m lying.

    Get used to it.

    • 54
      Tristram Smallbore-ffipps says:

      So unlike our beloved George, whose lips cannot move due to the jaw being locked in a permanent sneer.

  15. 28
    DZ says:

    David Cameron said the ‘golden summer’ of Olympic and Paralympic sporting success would be etched on the memories of the public forever like the 1966 World Cup.

    No it won’t

  16. 34
    Thud says:

    So aircraft stowaway lands on the streets of London. Another good reason to build Maplin airport.

  17. 48
    DZ says:

    What is DJing a euphemism for?

    I thought it had something to do with collecting semen from a donkey

  18. 58
    URGENT says:

    Never mind all this oul bollocks, has anyone got a screenshot of Helen Skelton’s muff being flashed in the wind in the London2012 parade a few minutes ago

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    A dark glimpse says:

    You right wingers are all rather hate filled, aren’t you? I’ve got no truck with lefties either but all I ever read are comments filled with malice and hatred.

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    The LibDemon party says:
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    Hits From The 80's says:

    The pet shops boys lol

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