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…”


  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:-


    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:


  6. 6
    Morgan's Organ says:

    Trying to manipulate the news like his mate Rupert, doesn’t that just hack you off?

  7. 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.

  8. 8
    Sunny Jim says:

    Epic fail…

  9. 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?

  10. 10
    Yawn. Only politico geeks are following this story says:

    No one is interested in the politics of another country

  11. 11
    New MP appoints himself as the New Foreign secretary says:

  12. 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 :-)

  13. 13
    Ahem says:

    The Official Monster Raving Loony Party

  14. 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.

  15. 15
    Little Bo Peep says:

    .. and what inner sink comp taught him to say “meet with”? My English master would have gone spare if any of us had even dreamed about adding that preposition!

  16. 16
    Anonymous says:

    It matters when these jock fuckers ae English laws.

  17. 17
    Doh! says:

    Because you have to pay for all those pipes and cables regardless of how much energy you consume?

    Who else would you like to pay for the infrastructure, the tooth fairy?

  18. 18
    Anonymous says:

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

  19. 19
    Toxic Labour for spongers, parasites and criminals says:

    Socialists are always wrong this has been proved time and again. Not only have they trashed the UKs finances 3 times now, swamped us with sponging immigrants, given weapon secrets to enemies, murdered thousands in the NHS and crippled their own bank “the co-op” but they are trying to repeat this after the next election.

  20. 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

  21. 21
    Anonymous says:

    Get rid of the TV tax

  22. 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.

  23. 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.”

  24. 24
    Dun and Stan's School says:

    Only the best private education for Chuka.

  25. 25
    kmc says:

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

  26. 26
    Maximus says:

    It’s to distract from the annual UNO eco-loon bash happening there just now.

  27. 27
    EU Watch says:

    That would be the climate change gathering where A’ustralia is going to point out that socialist environmentalism is no longer welcome down under ?

  28. 28
    Little Bo Peep says:

    Thanks. I always thought St Dunstan’s was on the edge of Brighton and was a school for the blind. Do they have an affiliate in south london for the dumb and stupid too?

  29. 29
  30. 30
    Doh! says:

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

  31. 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.

  32. 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.

  33. 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 :-)

  34. 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. 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…

  36. 36
    RED LEN says:

  37. 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


    Vote UKIP for the cure :-)

  38. 38
    A big black hippo and Rhino Neil says:

    Why only dogs? There are lots of other uses for such nourishment.

  39. 39
    Ma­qb­­oul says:

    He went to a girl’s school? No wonder he’s confused!

  40. 40
    Cui Boner says:

    Well, well, well.

    A direct hit there. Labour and Unite are exposed in conspiracy.

  41. 41
    Bruce and Sheila says:

    Anyone know who Tony Ab bott is going to sell all his useless windmills to? Wonder if Julie would like one on her roof?

  42. 42
    Axe The Telly Tax & Religion &Kill All Eco-loons says:

    Tony Abbot 1 Eco-loons 0

    Result! :-)

  43. 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

  44. 44
    Ma­qb­­oul says:

    His ‘mate’ Rupert is on the beginning of a mission with Mr Watson.

  45. 45
    Axe The Telly Tax & Religion &Kill All Eco-loons says:

    How about Cameron’s father in law :-)

  46. 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 ?

  47. 47
    Baldrick's burger bar says:

    … or aircraft carriers!

  48. 48
    Axe The Telly Tax & Religion &Kill All Eco-loons says:

    They said the same thing about the SNP, now they have an outright majority against the LibLabCon traitors.

  49. 49
    Veiled reference says:

    Neither did we know this family is apparently Islamic!

  50. 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.

  51. 51
    David Cameron. Fruitcake and Loon says:

    Well that is a lot less loony than two men getting married or paying women to breast feed their children.

  52. 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..”

  53. 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.

  54. 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.

  55. 55
    Emperor Herman Van Palpatine says:

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

  56. 56
    Living in 98.11% white Merseyside says:

    Blame poor old Nige – a case of fallen are the mighty.

  57. 57
    Glyn H says:

    Spot on Sir, or Madam!

  58. 58
    Anonymous says:


  59. 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

  60. 60
    Village Idiot says:

    ….Jack Straw admits labour got it wrong on immigration!
    …..Here is a list of what labour got right during the years of terror!
    …1) Uhm!!!
    …2) Err!!
    …3) Oh dear????????

  61. 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

  62. 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?

  63. 63
    Anonymous says:

    Always thought the A’rabs were none to keen on the coons!

  64. 64
    The easiest job in the land says:

    MPs have fucked off for yet another holiday.

    How do they fit them all in?

  65. 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.

  66. 66
    RickB says:

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

  67. 67
    The Meissen Bison says:

    The fat one holding the oversized train ticket for a porker seat.

  68. 68
    RickB says:

    We don’t care, we just want rid of Cameron. Vote UKIP.

  69. 69
    Gordon Brown says:

    When not in recess I play with my train set.

  70. 70
    i don't n eed no doctor says:

    The tooth fairy sounds good.

  71. 71
    Labour Party says:

    Remember , getting found out is wrong

  72. 72
    MB. says:

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

    Is that a euphemism?

  73. 73
    Twat's Son says:

    Nothing to see here, as far as I can see. Move along now.

  74. 74
    Nelson says:

    Ships? What ships?

  75. 75
    Milibandwagon says:

    A conspiracy which extended to the people involved investigating themselves. Brilliant, innit?

  76. 76
    geordieboy says:

    If he is confused he must be a closet Liberal

  77. 77
    geordieboy says:

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

  78. 78
    Old Blue Eyes says:

    For Miliband substitute McCluskey.

  79. 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.

  80. 80
    Controller TWatson says:

    Thought you preferred playing with your funny farm.

  81. 81
    Anonymous says:

    The fat one

  82. 82
    r supward says:

    are you allowed to say that?… A`rab sounds so racist

  83. 83
    paul says:

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

  84. 84
    Mrs Havisham says:

    Don’t think people are talking about this, cost of fuel, arrival of the Roma, jobs, finding a home, yes, union shenanigans, no. Times change, many people loathe MPs now as much as they once loathed unions. Boring.

  85. 85
    M'lud says:

    Easy. Get rid of the TV.

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