February 11th, 2014

Time For Watson to Launch Corrections and Clarifications Page

Oh the beautiful irony. Tom Watson put his X-Box down for ten minutes to have a go at Labour for playing up Ed as a strong leader like Thatcher. ‘It’s highly likely that a spin doctor, working for Ed, chose to persuade people that he really would “Govern like Thatcher”‘ he blogged. Within an hour or so it was a full reverse ferret:

“Tom Baldwin, an adviser to Ed Miliband has been in touch to say: “For the record, I didn’t mention thatcher once in all the lobby briefing around the speech. Truth is, I suspect, they got together and constructed line themselves.”

Perhaps he should have checked his facts before he mixed opinion and news? Time for a due-prominence apology, for sure.

This is not the first time Watson has cocked up like this.

Remember when he accused Guido of selling drugs to George Osborne at a rave?

Or when he had to apologise to Nick Robinson for accusing him of being a Murdoch stooge in his book?

Maybe he should add a permanent corrections and clarifications section to his website, as they’re piling up…

It’s what Brian Leveson would want…


107 Comments

  1. 1
    Nigel Nigel Nigel says:

    Fat fuck, burn the lardy bastard burn him.

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    • 23
      Environment Agency says:

      You cannot do that without a license. The fat spitting could harm the Highland Midge. Best to render him down in caustic soda.

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      • 42
        Lye for a Liar says:

        Apt.

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        • 104
          Coinslot says:

          Watson is an incompetent fool.

          Several weeks back he announced that he was going to vote one way on a matter concerning FOBTs, then promptly went through the lobby and voted the opposite way. Afterwards he confessed in a gaming industry newspaper that he’d made an honest mistake.

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  2. 2
    Mitch says:

    Maybe he should just STFU?

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  3. 3
    Lost in the wilderness says:

    Millibad just on Sky blaming Govt for responding too slowly. Not that he is getting into pointing fingers. And now a rerun of Hammon’d ambush. Still waiting for the Milliband rebuke by the Reading MP.

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  4. 4
    A face that not even a mother could love says:

    Geedo, every time you have a story on Watson, you should run this photo of him looking greasy and covered in zits, because he absolutely hates it!

    http://www.anorak.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/Tom-Watson.jpg

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  5. 5
    The British Public says:

    Why can’t the Thames burst its banks in Westminster and rid us of this tribe of lardy-arsed liars and wastrels?

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  6. 6
    Obese watch says:

    It’s generally ok to be wrong but to be fat and wrong is totally fucking out of order!

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  7. 7
    Jimmy says:

    “Truth is, I suspect, they got together and constructed line themselves.”

    Yes but to be fair who would have predicted lobby correspondents doing that?

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    • 27
      Rev. Flowers says:

      I’ve constructed loads of lines in my time, not that any of my Labour chums ever cared.

      Isn’t that right Ed?

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  8. 8
    Anon. says:

    Longer and louder

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    • 28
      Gordon Brown says:

      Maybe I should go visit?

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    • 30
      Jimmy says:

      Same reason Sharma was there surely?

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      • 35
        Anon. says:

        Which part of “local MP Alok Sharma” are you are struggling with?

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        • 39
          Paniagua V5.1 says:

          That really shows the work ethic of the political Leftie right there.

          Cannot possibly understand what an MP would ever be doing in there own constituency.

          I think based on this comment alone Jimmy must be Tom Watson.

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        • 44
          Jimmy says:

          So it’s not a photo op if you’re the local MP?

          Is there a set of these rightie rules somewhere or do you just make them up as you go along?

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          • Paniagua V5.1 says:

            James dear boy, there is a difference between…

            1. Vapidly going to somewhere to have your photo taken. i.e. the political equivalent of kissing babies

            2. Happening to be there when you are papped. i.e. Rolling one’s sleeves up and helping.

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          • Asshole says:

            Pawned Jimmy accept it

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          • Gordon Brown says:

            Its Pwned.

            Pawned is what I did to your Grandchildrens assets.

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          • Casual Observer 6 says:

            The local MP who is helping folk out, directly affected and perhaps the actual person the local press wanted to interview: No, not in this case.

            Miliband did strike some pretty impressive poses on his photo spree though.

            Just when you thought you had seen it all, he continues to deliver.

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          • John Bellingham says:

            The cameras and entourage were there for Millibandwagon, not the local MP–you dolt.

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    • 81
      Anonymous says:

      Flooding in the SOUTH-EAST???? Now it’s a national crisis!

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    • 89
      Von Rumpoy killed our giraffe. says:

      A translated version of Sharma v Milliband.

      “This is my flood”.
      “No, it’s my flood”
      “Well I was here first so it’s my flood”
      “C’mon old chap, there’s enough flood for both of us”

      Local resident, floating past on his front door, says
      “This epitomises the disconnect between Westminster politicians and the people. The Environmental Agency are pushing EU Directives to make the UK a wetlands centre while you politicians give billions to help drainage across the EU while not dredging here for twenty years. You lot disgust me !!!”

      “No, it’s your flood”
      “No, really, it’s your flood”
      “Honestly, you have the flood”
      “I definite remember the flood being yours”

      “Let’s just call it non political and both get the hell out of here”

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  9. 9
    Popcorn says:

    Based on his encounter today, I wager Alok Sharma would make a far better leader than Camoron. He absolutely tore Miliband a new one. You could see Ed squirming with embarrassment and he just ended up walking off looking pathetic.

    Well done Alok.

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  10. 10
    thostids says:

    He’d be well advised not to summon up any suggestion that he (Miliband) could govern like Thatcher. In no time at all, a demented Heseltine will swing down from some tree and have him defenestrated.

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  11. 12
    Captain Ahab says:

    I’d love the Thames to flood jus enough for me to harpoon this fucker.

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  12. 13
    Tin foil top hat says:

    Shouldn’t that read “I love cock” on his forehead?

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  13. 14
    Ed Miliband says:

    I too wish to pay tribute to Shirlock Temple. She was a good friend to the Labour party.

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  14. 16
    The Verne says:

    The DLT jury has been out for quite a long time

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  15. 18
    Andrew Efiong says:

    Who is Tom Watson?

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  16. 19
    Sinnick says:

    I expect at this very moment the peasants of Bangladesh are arranging a band aid concert to raise money for the poor flood victim farmers and bankers of Surrey

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  17. 20
    Strike out says:

    Tube strike’s called off, thank fuck.

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  18. 21
    Gilbert Wavering-Trilby, Maj (ret'd) says:

    I feel sure that, in due time, the Watson article will get caught out in one of his nasty little enterprises. It will come when he least expects it because he is surrounded by people he has shafted or betrayed but are waiting for revenge.

    Best served cold and all that, what, what?

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  19. 25
    The Prime Minister's Share of the National Debt says:

    ‘We are a wealthy country’

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  20. 31
    Lord Smith says:

    200,000 homes a year need to be built for the next twenty years to house Britain’s growing population.
    You have two choices.
    Coast or floodplain?

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  21. 34
    Jimmy says:

    “Thames Valley Flooded – Tories need a Bale-out”

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  22. 43
    David Cameron PM says:

    I’d like to thank all the soldiers that are helping out in Somerset. I will reward you by firing half of you next week.

    We need to save money to pay for more Muslims to live here.

    Chilax boys!

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  23. 47
    Musing on the 2014 Floods, and Burnham murdering on the NHS says:

    Water water everywhere, and not a drop to drink…

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  24. 51
    Sir William Wayde says:

    Tom Watson? Is he someone on the telly?

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  25. 52
    Let's think this through... says:

    Overseas students feel unwelcome.

    Maybe that is because they are unwelcome.

    There are too many of them. No-one asked the public if we wanted them here.

    http://www.independent.co.uk/student/news/where-is-the-love-majority-of-international-students-in-the-uk-do-not-feel-welcome-9120007.html

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    • 55
      Sir William Wayde says:

      Ahem….they pay to be here, you know.

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      • 65
        Bill Quango MP/5 says:

        The pay quite handsomely too according to Panorama last night.

        The BBC was told Studentway could get around compulsory English tests, even if applicants spoke no English.

        Director Varinder Bajarh said: “Someone else will sit the exam for you. But you will have to have your photo taken there to prove you were present.”

        The researcher was told a “guaranteed pass” would cost £500 – about three times the proper fee for the exam.

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      • 69
        Let's think this through... says:

        They pay the colleges, true. But it is the public who have to live with the pressure on housing, medical services, transport services etc. and put up with the ‘muti-culturalism’.

        The foreign students don’t benefit the public much who they were expecting the grand welcome from.

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        • 78
          Must cost us Billions says:

          They don’t benefit anyone much seeing as many of them fuck of home leaving thousands of pounds worth of unpaid tuition fees.

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    • 66
      Raving Loon says:

      +1

      The whole immigration debate usually ignores what people outside of central London actually want.

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  26. 60
    Fish says:

    Weird Ed muscling in on the floods in Wraysbury, nods, criticises the government and says that action has to be taken so this doesn’t happen again.

    But….Wraysbury was badly flooded in 2003.

    So what action did Miliband’s Labour Government take between 2003-2010 to ensure that ‘this didn’t happen again.’

    Presumably the BBC will ask him this.

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  27. 64
    Notice:Do not walk on the wing says:

    I’m new around here any chance of a shag or drink?

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  28. 76
    Where's his Deckchair? says:

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  29. 83
    Red ED Miliband says:

    ̶W̶h̶a̶t̶ ̶w̶e̶ ̶n̶e̶e̶d̶ ̶i̶s̶ ̶a̶ ̶J̶u̶d̶g̶e̶ ̶l̶e̶d̶ ̶i̶n̶q̶u̶i̶r̶y̶ ̶i̶n̶t̶o̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶ ̶f̶l̶o̶o̶d̶s̶ ̶t̶o̶ ̶f̶i̶n̶d̶ ̶o̶u̶t̶ ̶w̶h̶o̶ ̶i̶s̶ ̶t̶o̶ ̶b̶l̶a̶m̶e̶

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    • 90
      i don't n eed no doctor says:

      Ed Miliband visits floods around London. That’s because he has only lived in London and knows nothing of the rest of the country. A London Marxist in action.

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  30. 84
    i don't n eed no doctor says:

    All labour can do is lie.

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  31. 87
    Anonymous says:

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  32. 91
    Nick Clegg says:

    At least I’m not centre stage *Wipes Brow, and sighs*

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  33. 94
    Ed on his Flood Tour Jollies says:

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    Anonymous says:

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  35. 106
    Labour infighting says:

    Looks like Watson has slated Tristram Hunt in a bitch fight.

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