November 13th, 2013

Wilfully Blind Watson

Tom Watson could hardly have chosen a more unfortunate moment to launch a heart-rending defence of one of his cabal. The Sun has a recording of Watson taking to the stage with comedian Matt Forde to stick up for his close personal friend and staff member Karie Murphy:

20131113-100659.jpg“Bizarrely to me, he decided to report my office manager to the police for potential fraud. And I thought, ‘are you f…’ I nearly swore there, ‘are you joking?’ She’s running for selection, she’s not robbing a bank. I felt I had a duty of care so I spent a couple of weeks really drilling down into the detail, and when I did I realised the allegations against my staff member and another member of the party were total bullshit. Her reputation had been totally destroyed. An injustice was done to those people. It’s amazing how my own leader can be so wrong. But he was. It’s hard for me to say this, but Ed just got it wrong on Falkirk. He was given information, or a report, that was inaccurate and omitted some key facts, and took judgements that really harmed the individuals involved in a grotesque way. I suspect privately he is a little bit embarrassed about it.”

Talking of embarrassment, by coincidence today’s Times has some rather awkward Falkirk emails revealing Labour’s dodgy recruitment deal with Unite, written by one Karie Murphy:

“I will personally collect their direct-debit details once we have given them a reason to support the Labour Party. I will do this after the selection process, this is what Lennie [McCluskey] agreed with the Labour Party GS [McNicol]“

“It’s amazing how he can be so wrong…”


85 Comments

  1. 1
    elementary says:

    which won is watson?

  2. 2
    Ma­qb­­oul says:

    Not blind but peeping Tom.

  3. 3
    Living in 98.11% white Merseyside says:

    Choices for 2015:-

    Cameron
    Clegg
    Miliband
    Farage
    Griffin

    I wonder how many will bother to vote?

  4. 4
    EU Watch says:

    All is not happy in P’oland, but mistaking nationalism for the political right wing is perhaps an oft too reported mantra of the left biased media:

    Obviously obfuscating national socialism.

  5. 5
    Steve Miliband says:

    Brooks?

  6. 7
    Titus Sardonicus says:

    We will give them a reason to support the Labour Party. We might tell them it later. Or we might not.

  7. 8
    Sunny Jim says:

    Epic fail…

  8. 9
    i don't n eed no doctor says:

    Energy Costs. Why not get rid of standing charges? Why should the end user pay them?

  9. 11
    New MP appoints himself as the New Foreign secretary says:
  10. 12
    Axe The Telly Tax & Religion &Kill All Eco-loons says:

    Seeing as Cameron’s father in law is making a nice profit out of the wind turbine scam, i say we tell the hordes of Romas arriving next year about all the lovely scrap metal value to had from demolishing these wind turbines. We could also direct them to the BBC TV broadcasting masts like Winter Hill.

    Vote UKIP for the cure :-)

    • 22
      Baldrick's burger bar says:

      Now you are talking my language. Wonder where you got the idea from? Still, I can live without all this hat-tipping nonsense so long as the idea gets out to those with the hacksaws.

      • 33
        Axe The Telly Tax & Religion &Kill All Eco-loons says:

        The Romas make the scousers look like amateurs by comparison.

        They can strip down a wind turbine faster than a shoal of piranha can strip an antelope :-)

    • 31
      Thieving Roma that Traitor Dave's going to let in. says:

      Nah. Demolishing turbines is too much like hard work.

      We’ve got tons and tons of lead to strip of church roofs and lots of lovely copper cable to deal with first.

      • 34
        Baldrick's burger bar says:

        There will be enough of you to get that sorted out inside 2 weeks. Getting these towers down before the end of February will be an important target for you all.

      • 35
        Axe The Telly Tax & Religion &Kill All Eco-loons says:

        Just thank god we are not building any high speed rail links.

        Ohhh hang on…

  11. 14
    Jib Cutter says:

    Labour are up to their necks in Scottish sleaze. They’ve tried to bury this scandal but the truth is being leaked and briefed and it highly embarrassing for Unite. No wonder Labour are trying to cover up on behalf of their major donors.

    • 32
      Burgers are bad for you says:

      Do Unite use UPS to transport their parcels? If so one wonders for how much longer — especially if that depot closes permanently. Another own goal for the wonderful Unite team.

  12. 18
    Anonymous says:

    Got hold of a recording – its a bleeding podcast that anyone can download. Hardly a secret!

  13. 20
    turkeys voting for Crimbo says:

    Remember for a labour government vote early vote often vote ukip
    Labour the party of closer EU ties a socialist state and no refendum

    • 25
      kmc says:

      Except Cameron has said he will not take Britain out of the EU “under any circumstances”.

      • 66
        RickB says:

        Cameron will not be Prime Minister come May, 2015, so it won’t be his decision to make. Vote UKIP.

        • 77
          geordieboy says:

          Sorry, UKIP won’t be in power either. How can one man (Farage) run a government on his own?

    • 30
      Doh! says:

      Vote UKIP = get Miliband (and a bunch of nutty trolls posting weird messages)

      • 37
        Axe The Telly Tax & Religion &Kill All Eco-loons says:

        Vote LibLabCon for more of the same:

        More EU
        More Mass Immigration
        More Green Energy Taxes
        More Defence Cuts
        More Foreign Aid
        More Political Correctness and State Controlled Press

        Doh!

        Vote UKIP for the cure :-)

        • 43
          Another 15 years in the wilderness beckons for the Tories.... says:

          UKIP will NEVER achieve ANY success at a GE…they may well top the European Elections in 2014 BUT never win a single Westminster MP and by voting UKIP in 2015 will just ensure a Labour Government and NO referendum and closer ties to Europe

      • 65
        Vote UKIP - don't get Heir to Blair says:

        Vote for the Liblabcon-men if all you want is a good shafting up the back passage.

  14. 23
    kmc says:

    “It’s amazing how he can be so wrong…”

    Cameron: “Our EU membership..”
    Clegg: “.. is vital ..”
    Miliband: “.. to our country.”
    Cameron: “Furthermore,”
    Clegg: “.. the HS2 railway..”
    Miliband: “.. is not a waste of £50 billion.”

    • 55
      Emperor Herman Van Palpatine says:

      Yes…I can feel your anger..it powers you.. Embrace your anger..And join me at my side!

  15. 36
    RED LEN says:
  16. 46
    altruism in industry says:

    Of course it is important to always bear in mind that we are brought up with stories and that our mentality tries to cling to these stories to avoid insanity.
    for example There is a family that is very important and embodies the culture and everything that is worthwhile about the society and you can look upwards to them and consider that they are vastly more superior to yourself and you will be in obedience.
    Well fuck me, the veil has certainly lifted hasn’t it ?

  17. 50
    Ma­qb­­oul says:

    If Unite and Labour can fuck up the employment and politics of Falkirk (which shouldn’t be difficult, granted) just think what they can do with a whole country. I shudders to think.

    • 53
      Ed Moribund says:

      I don’t know how to control Len. He’s so much bigger than me and he can really shout. Once his spittle flew of his gums and into my own frightened mouth.

      It was horrible.

    • 59
      Labour UNITE as one says:

      Well people can’t say they haven’t been warned can they ? I give Miliband’s Government 12 months before we start to see rising interest rates;re-possessions;rising unemployment;flight of capital and buinesses abroad and a run on sterling and regular strikes followed by the union bosses calling on Miliband at No10 for beer and sandwiches and to issue his orders just like when Wilson and Callgahan were in Downing Street

  18. 52
    David Dimbletie says:

    “As an older man..I have long been concerned that my buttocks were skinny and a bit bony.I’d always wanted a fulsome seat, so I finally decided to get it done.

    I had images of Ed Miliband’s and David Cameron’s face tattooed onto my posterior and those two have made an enormous arse of my backside..”

  19. 54
    JH3049329324923 says:

    I think Murdoch is about to have his revenge, cold.

    Twatson stuck his podgy neck out a wee bit far. Time for the chop.

  20. 61
    albacore says:

    Ain’t the penny dropped yet? Sleaze is par for the course
    With LibLabCon/E U mafia rules in force
    Talk about a fixed system with risible odds
    Pack it in – quit gambling on those treacherous sods

  21. 62
    The Critic says:

    ‘Ed Miliband has rejected the growing clamour for a new investigation into allegations of attempted vote-rigging by the Unite union in the safe Labour seat of Falkirk, saying the latest round of claims do not constitute new evidence. (The Independant 4 November)

    OK, if the new claims do not constitute new evidence, presumably he already knew about them and chose to ignore them?

    And he calls this ‘swift and thorough action’ Not that thorough by the look of it. The newspapers cunningly decided to ask those who complained what really happened – brilliant investigative skills. Sadly,not part of Labour’s ‘thorough action though?

    Imagine what would happen if they ran a country?

  22. 64
    The easiest job in the land says:

    MPs have fucked off for yet another holiday.

    How do they fit them all in?

    http://www.parliament.uk/about/faqs/house-of-commons-faqs/business-faq-page/recess-dates/

  23. 72
    MB. says:

    ‘a couple of weeks really drilling down into the detail’

    Is that a euphemism?

  24. 79
    Jimmy says:

    “by coincidence today’s Times”

    Must be, unless anyone can think of a reason why all Murdoch’s henchman would want to go after Tom Watson.

  25. 83
    paul says:

    The fat useless expense cheating wanker is a stream of endless priceless entertainment….


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Rod Liddle on the loony UN sexism special rapporteur:

“There is more sexism in Britain than in any other country in the world, according to a mad woman who has been sent here by the United Nations.

Rashida Manjoo is a part-time professor of law at Cape Town University in the totally non-sexist country of South Africa (otherwise known as Rape Capital Of The World).

Mrs Magoo has been wandering around with her notebook and is appalled by the sexist “boys’ club” culture here, apparently.

I don’t doubt we still have sexism in the UK. But is it worse than in, say, Saudi Arabia, d’you think, honey-lamb? Or about 175 other countries? Get a grip, you doolally old bat.”



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What’s he been doing FFS, mining bitcoins?


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