September 13th, 2012

Tom Watson Quits Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee

After rehabilitating himself from a Blair-stabbing, expenses-hoarding Brownite boot-boy to the scourge of the Murdochs, Tom Watson has quit the Culture Media and Sport Select Committee.

Leading the way on phone-hacking, and getting a nice book deal out the it too, Watson was promoted to deputy party chairman of the Labour Party in October 2011. Controversially Watson has spent a year breaking the convention that Select Committees are made up of backbenchers.

As Guido covered at the time Watson over-reached on more than one occasion on the job and there were sighs of relief from those around the committee that Guido has been talking with today. Though a Labour source says:

“I am tempted to say it’s not the same since Louise Mensch left, but in reality he said when he joined shadow cabinet he would leave at suitable point when hacking inquiries are finished and with Leveson evidence finished and report a few weeks away he thought it was suitable time.”

With Therese Coffey and Damien Collins being promoted, and Mrs Mensh departing these shores, it’s all change at CMS.


  1. 1
  2. 2
    Selohesra says:

    To spend more time with his dinner

  3. 3
    Fish out of water. says:

    I can understand Watson’s connection to media. But culture and sport?

  4. 4
    the mystic mould with the appearance of the face of Jesus says:

    ..and if it’s conclusive that WTC7 was a controlled demolition then the whole story falls apart.

  5. 5
    Selohesra says:

    He rubs yoghurt round his cheeky bits to ease the itching and plays darts

  6. 6
    Moussa Koussa says:

    Well Done Sir Tom

    Job done, time to move on. !!!

  7. 7
    jgm2 says:

    It would certainly raise a few questions. But it’s a big ‘if..’.

  8. 8
    Anonymous says:

    watson preparing for when the knock on the door comes re his expense claims?
    The fat Hunt

  9. 9
    1984 says:

    Labour is at war with Murdoch.

    Labour has always been at war with Murdoch.

  10. 10
    ed martin says:

    and the Olympic freebies will be over too – only the horse ambulance to come

    good time to leave

    as Boris might have put it – its culture’s gain

  11. 11
    Tom Fatson says:

    Time to rest on my arseole laurels.

  12. 12
    jgm2 says:

    Murdoch has apologised for Hillsborough.

    When will apologise for Blair and Ir*q?

  13. 13
    annette curton says:

    Tom Watson = culture, somebodies avin a laurgh!.

  14. 14
    Gonk says:

    slurp slurp

  15. 15
    AC1 says:


  16. 16

    Tom Watson resembled half-man, half hippo,
    His illumination of Culture was less than a Zippo.
    Not so much of a flame
    You could Menschion by name,
    He has more time now to undergo lippo

  17. 17
    annette curton says:

    Sport, regressive gene, throwback (animal oddities).

  18. 18
    Dick Tate says:

    What have the actions of Blair to do with Murdoch?

    By the way the second gulf war was the right thing to do. But until Iran is sorted out the job is not done.

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    nellnewman says:

    Ahh. End of an era. Bit of a pity. twatson and mensch were very entertaining there for awhile.

  20. 20
    jgm2 says:

    Tom Watson’s the kind of an arse
    Who ‘predicted’ what did come to pass
    In the book that he wrote.
    Thus the overweight scrote
    Simply proved the ‘enquiry’s’ a farce.

  21. 21
    jgm2 says:

    By the way the second gulf war was the right thing to do.


    And the First Gulf war was a monumental error too.

  22. 22
    SP4BS says:

    “When will apologise” ??
    Is that
    A) When will Murdoch apologise?
    B) When will Moussa applogise?
    C) Both of the above.

  23. 23
    annette curton says:

    So, has Mr Leveson got anything to say about Watson penning and publishing a book during an inquiry using no doubt privileged information?.

  24. 24
    jgm2 says:

    When will Murdoch apologise. [for Blair and Ir*q]

  25. 25
    SP4BS says:

    Oh an excuse to respam:

    Mud, mud, glorious mud
    Nothing quite like it for cooling the blood
    So follow me follow, down to the hollow
    And there let me wallow in self-pity and victim status.

    (and no, its a hippo from Portsmouth).

  26. 26
    SP4BS says:


    (B) and (C) are bloody silly.

  27. 27
    Mike Hunt says:

    Apart from when it supported Murdoch of course.

  28. 28
    jgm2 says:

    He did better than that. He predicted (in his book) exactly what ticking off Murdoch would get and then used Labour’s majority in the select committee to make sure that is exactly the ‘conclusion’ they arrived at.

    So much for an enquiry examining all the facts. Conclusion first, then build the ‘evidence’ around it. I suppose after 13 years of Labour taking that approach on the economy, social matters, legal issues, and even wars he could hardly be blamed for thinking that’s how it’s supposed to work.

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    SP4BS says:

    “What have the actions of Blair to do with Murdoch?”

    Perhaps if the newspapers were newspapers, there would have been less support for the iraq war. I’m pretty sure BTW that I had read at the time, that the WMD anthrax caravan was nothing of the sort (from reading the new scientist).

  30. 30
    T.B£iar - the People's Messiah says:

    Crikey ! Where are those WMD ??? They must be here somewhere. Remember, I told the House of Commons that they could be launched within 45 minutes so they must be here somewhere.

  31. 31
    jgm2 says:

    The Sun is being berated for not checking sources when presented with a press report over Hillsborough. Perhaps it should have checked sources during the Imbecility instead of printing every old ‘The economy is doing great’ or ‘Ir*q has WMD’ piece of shite that Blair or Campbell handed ‘em.


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    annette curton says:

    Custard pie, takes on more significance.

  33. 33
    SP4BS says:

    Strange assumptions you are making there. Like that the sun is a newspaper.

    But its possible to the same facts a different spin and prominence, for example the Express didn’t say “the truth”, and said “police say”.

    The WMD story might have had a line at the bottom saying “scientists say it was just a caravan after all”. But nobody reads the last paragraph.

  34. 34
    Anonymous says:

    Vote O’Bammy for leader of the Libdementeds.

  35. 35
    Fatty Holly MP says:

    It’s all been, and is, part of my devilishly-clever plan to be a Minister Without Portfolio or, dare I dream, Deputy Prime Minister when we retake Parliament in 2015.

  36. 36
    Sarah says:

    I accidently saw Gordon’s winkle this morning.

  37. 37

    He thought it was food cultivation, tedium and “snort”.

  38. 38
    Fluffy Thoughts says:

    Bollox: If HMG were not to protect the Shiekdom of Q8 (circa 1971) then how will they allow for the exsistence of the Eckdoom of Scotalund (circa 1999-ish). [Too pished to notice such a trivial event.]

  39. 39
    His Tory says:

    The error was not to finish it thus creating a need for the second one.

  40. 40

    I would also like to know where I can get my foil hat before it does.

    Occam’s razor anyone…. no?

  41. 41
    JH says:

    Lucky you. The lardy Fife fuck-up probably hasn’t seen it himself in years.

  42. 42
    jgm2 says:

    No. The error was getting involved in the first one.

    None of our business. Arab mischief. Leave them to it.

  43. 43
    JH says:

    Christ. Who in the name of blue fuck told TWatson that he looks good in those suits and Gok Wan specs.

    They had either no fashion sense, or a very good sense of humour.

  44. 44

    A fat bastard from the Forest of Wyre,
    Said that Rupert of Oz was a liar,
    Yet in Corby he said
    “Labours chances are dead”
    Now who’s fuc.king pants are on fire?

  45. 45

    I can’t believe that he is only 45!

    He’s going to go out like a light before he’s my age!!!

  46. 46
    magic tony says:

    mmmmmm thanks mouse carouser…lick it all up…thanks…y’know, you’re better than slotgob at this blowjob lark…

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