September 25th, 2013

When Tom Watson Used the Screws to Do Over Enemies

There’s a gentle slap for Tom Watson in McBride’s book. Discussing the 2007 Ealing by-election which was turned into a total cluster for the Tories after it was revealed their candidate Tony Lit was photographed with Tony Blair and gave a donation to the party, McBride explains how he got the story out there:

“I managed to get that photo onto almost every broadsheet front page and on page 2 of every tabloid. That said, given later events, it’s interesting to note that Tom and I almost fell out over the distribution of the photo, since he thought it should be an exclusive for the News of the World.”

He keeps quiet about his close relationship with the newspaper’s political editor these days…


43 Comments

  1. 1
    One Nation Socialism says:

    It is not truth that matters, but victory.

    Adolf Hitler

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  2. 2
    Diane Abbott says:

    I met Tony Lit’s brother once. Charlie I think his name was. Yes, many of us have rubbed up against Charlie Lit……

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  3. 3
    Tom Watson says:

    ..mm..er… Milly Dowler anyone?

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  4. 5
    Archbish of 1000000 acres says:

    hang on a min says:
    September 25, 2013 at 10:24 am
    How much land do the unions own?

    OMFG

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    • 8
      Master of Trinity says:

      Don’t forget:

      It is possible to walk from Cambridge to Oxford on land solely owned by Trinity.

      So that’s what he’s up to. Effin Oxford Turd.

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      • 9
        Master of Trinity says:

        SEPTEMBER 25TH, 2013

        When Tom Watson Used the Screws to Do Over Enemies

        There’s a gentle slap for Tom Watson in McBride’s book. Discussing the 2007 Ealing by-election which was turned into a total cluster for the Tories after it was revealed their candidate Tony Lit was photographed with Tony Blair and gave a donation to the party, McBride explains how he got the story out there:

        “I managed to get that photo onto almost every broadsheet front page and on page 2 of every tabloid. That said, given later events, it’s interesting to note that Tom and I almost fell out over the distribution of the photo, since he thought it should be an exclusive for the News of the World.”

        He keeps quiet about his close relationship with the newspaper these days…

        Tags: News of the World, Tom Watson
        at September 25, 2013 at 11:53 am

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        1
        One Nation Socialism says:
        September 25, 2013 at 11:58 am
        It is not truth that matters, but victory.

        Adolf Hitler

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        Oxbridge Grad. says:
        September 25, 2013 at 12:00 pm
        PPE in a sentence

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        Diane Abbott says:
        September 25, 2013 at 11:58 am
        I met Tony Lit’s brother once. Charlie I think his name was. Yes, many of us have rubbed up against Charlie Lit……

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        3
        Tom Watson says:
        September 25, 2013 at 11:59 am
        ..mm..er… Milly Dowler anyone?

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        Archbish of 1000000 acres says:
        September 25, 2013 at 12:02 pm
        hang on a min says:
        September 25, 2013 at 10:24 am
        How much land do the unions own?

        OMFG

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        Master of Trinity says:
        Your comment is awaiting moderation.
        September 25, 2013 at 12:09 pm
        Don’t forget:

        It is possible to walk from Cambridge to Oxford on land solely owned by Trinity.

        So that’s what he’s up to. Effin Oxford Grad

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    • 14
      eh? says:

      So how much land do unions own then?

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  5. 6
    jmf says:

    If Fatson was to be elevated to the peerage would he take the title Empress of Blanding

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  6. 7
    Penfold says:

    Watson and McBride, now there’s two names that conjure up any number of long and painful punishments to be meted out.

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  7. 10
    Lampshade says:

    Why is Guido promoting a book which is published by a thug?

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  8. 11
    Mustapha Djinn says:

    Opportunism in politics. Whatever next ?

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  9. 12
    Voter says:

    Off topic I know but at LibLabCon conferences they all have the union jack in one form or another as a backdrop to the stage.
    Where is the EU twelve star ringpiece flag?
    I mean these fuckers are Europhiles aren’t they?why do they feel they have to hide the fact and wrap themselves in the British flag?
    In my opinion if they don’t campaign on their pro Euro credentials they can hardly say they have a mandate from the people to form Pro EU governments.

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  10. 13
    D$ says:

    Iron Sky Moon Nazi

    1.45 seconds in. One Nation Socialism.

    In Action.

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    • 22
      Amateur film critic says:

      That film was pants.

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    • 26
      The Miliband way 'forward' says:

      “Private ownership of the means of production existed in name only under the Nazis and that the actual substance of ownership of the means of production resided in the German government.
      For it was the German government and not the nominal private owners that exercised all of the substantive powers of ownership: it, not the nominal private owners, decided what was to be produced, in what quantity, by what methods, and to whom it was to be distributed, as well as what prices would be charged and what wages would be paid, and what dividends or other income the nominal private owners would be permitted to receive.

      The position of the alleged private owners, was reduced essentially to that of government pensioners.”

      http://www.mises.org/daily/1937

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      • 34
        retardEd Miliband says:

        Yeth, that ith ethentially what I’ve got planned for thith countwy.

        It’th very pwogwethive. Oh yeth.

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      • 35
        retardEd Miliband says:

        Yeth, that ith ethentially what I’ve got planned for thith countwy.

        It’th vewy pwohgwethive. Oh yeth.

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  11. 17
    Mustafa Bung says:

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  12. 19
    Anonymous says:

    A 20-year-old woman who does not want to be named told Newsbeat she does not trust or like Muslims.

    “When you hear about terrorism, more often than not it is Muslims that have carried it out. I just feel they’re all out to do that, they’re all the same.

    “If we went to their country we can’t wear shorts and a crop top, yet they come here and cover themselves up. It’s almost like they’re forcing their religion on to us”, she said.

    Wise words from a young one.

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  13. 30
    Watcher says:

    Wall to wall laughter this lunchtime watching moron Twigg being demolished by Brillo, when is Twigg going to be sent off and be educated himself? Shadow Education minister? Cue laughter………….Watching him and then Wallace yesterday it is Ground Hog Gordon McMental writ large.

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  14. 32
    Casual Observer 3 says:

    Stephen Tw!gg claims on DP live that Centrica are so profitable, which is why Labour want to reform the energy market in the UK by introducing price controls.

    Line given: Families are so poor because of increases in energy prices.

    No mention of windmill subsidies and other tax which have led to those increases, and are keeping prices up in part as commodity prices have gone down.

    Question asked of Labour: So what is the return on investment for Centrica ?

    Response from Tw!gg: I do not know.

    Centr!ca return on investment basis than Tesco, food prices have gone up but no talk of price controls on food.

    Energy lobby woman eventually mentioned green levies, and stated that the energy companies only have control over 19% of the energy b!ll that consumers see.

    Apparently lion share of investment in energy sector has been in: Wind farms.

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  15. 36
    Living in 98.221% white Merseyside says:

    Great photo of that nice Mr Blair.

    Ah, the good old days.

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    • 41
      a non says:

      Tony soliciting for the business again?
      Why does every picture of Bliar without his wife Cherie get me to thinking that the public toilets must have been closed again.

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  16. 37
    Watcher says:

    Britain can do better than…….Wallace…………anyone would be better for this country than him and why, why, why, has no one yet pointed out to him and the rest of the morons that if Labour hadn’t allowed free unfettered immigration into this country there wouldn’t be a need for at least 10,000,000 – yes that’s ten million more houses.

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  17. 40
    TGG says:

    I see Tony Blair’s former enemies are getting a public bashing these days, giving the great man reason to rejoice. (We all know how much he values these little satisfactions in life)

    What is this in exchange for?

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  18. 42
    Fat Bastard MP says:

    “…Tom and I almost fell out over the distribution of the photo, since he thought it should be an exclusive for the News of the World.”

    Business is business.
    Sometimes you have to dance with the devil in the pale moonlight.
    Why SHOULDN’T we give an exclusive to NOTW if, 1) They want one; 2) There’s maybe some coin in it for us; 3) Our fingerprints aren’t on it?
    What– did Damien the Leper all of a sudden get religion?
    Oh, wait…he DID, didn’t he?
    Don’t mind me– carry on…

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  19. 43
    Concrete Jungle says:

    The race is on to see who can cover the country in concrete at the fastest pace

    Vote – Concrete Jungle

    “I say we can reduce the UK population to 55 million by 2030″

    (To be honest, don’t know if the law will allow us to do it but it’s a vote winner)

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