He’s been none too popular, and this has affected even the family relations and been embarrassing for them. Watson’s sister-in-law Joanna Watson works in the same building (just next door to his office) for West Midlands Labour MEP ultra loyalist and NEC member Michael Cashman, and Watson’s younger brother Dan works part time for neighbouring MP and Social Exclusion Minister Pat Mcfadden, another ultra-loyalist and ex-Number 10 spin doctor. Watson has angered a good many people in his region, and it hasn’t further helped good relations that he was overheard telling senior party officials in his constituency recently that he expects “to be back in government” after Gordon takes over in the summer. Which is a shame because his blog has improved greatly since he has had more time on his hands.
Gordon wouldn’t reward the treachery that he has publicly disavowed advance knowledge of and claimed he would have advised against. Would he?