Tom Watson has a new bee in his bonnet. Like so many Labour MPs who are finding it deeply “unfair” that they are no longer in power, Watson has decided to try carry on the scorched earth-policy from the other side of the Commons chamber. Because he no longer gets to quaff it, our old friend has started a justified campaign to have Government Hospitality, a unit that answers the Foreign Office, sell off their entire wine cellar. The mandarins are strangely stalling at the first stage with the fairly astonishing excuse they get such a good deal on the wine that they couldn’t possibly reveal how much it costs. Offers too good to be true?
Tom and Guido have had their moments in the past but for once there is some common ground here, other than an appreciation for a good bottle. However for someone so willing to rebel against his own party in government, be it on the Digital Economy Bill or instigating a coup against their most successful leader ever, it’s mighty strange that only now that he finds himself in opposition is he willing to take up this new cause.