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Is Tom Watson unfit to be an MP?

Discussion in 'Personal' started by Morninglover, Oct 22, 2015.

  1. Morninglover

    Morninglover Star commenter

  2. maurice-r

    maurice-r Established commenter

    If he's unfit, then a lot more are too.
  3. Vince_Ulam

    Vince_Ulam Star commenter

    He's a bit on the portly side but that's no crime.

    I'd comment on the article but the blasted Telegraph is skulking behind a paywall.
  4. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    Damn it @Vince_Ulam got to the joke first!

    FF, while I'm sure there is some truth to it all, bear in mind the Tory press are all gun-a-blazing on Labour at the moment. Everything they do is portrayed negatively.
  5. Morninglover

    Morninglover Star commenter

    Given our obesity problems, maybe being a fatty should be unacceptable amongst elected politicians? :D

    BTW If you go to settings on your browser, then 'History' (or similar) and delete all your cookies (aka 'browsing History') you should be able to see behind the DT paywall....
  6. maurice-r

    maurice-r Established commenter

    Should Jimmy Savile have tried to become an MP, then?
  7. lexus300

    lexus300 Star commenter

    He was elected, get over it.
  8. Morninglover

    Morninglover Star commenter

    Well I'm unlikely to be able to step over him, should I ever come across him f(l)at out on the ground, am I?
    lexus300 likes this.
  9. Vince_Ulam

    Vince_Ulam Star commenter

    What's with the 'our'? Like a greyhound, me. Like a whippet.

    Yes but then I'll have to mess around with passwords.

    As for Tom Watson, let him ride. The cover-up may have been covered up.
  10. Middlemarch

    Middlemarch Star commenter

    There'd be a fair few MPs in the queue ahead of Watson in the 'not fit to be an MP' group. And I'd say making important decisions based purely on your own, personal prejudices and narrow experience would make someone go straight to the top of the queue, starting with the likes of Gove and Morgan.
  11. BobbyPhilips

    BobbyPhilips Established commenter

    Watson is not fit to be Paedofinder General. He is handy for keeping Jez in check.
  12. artboyusa

    artboyusa Star commenter

    There's a term, is there not, for an ambitious politician, not troubled by scruples or honesty, who seizes on a hot button topic, and exploits the public's fear to advance his own slimey career? Now, what is that called? Something-ism? I think it was named after this guy...
  13. racroesus

    racroesus Star commenter

    Bloody joggers: cyclists on legs.
  14. maurice-r

    maurice-r Established commenter

    Wasn't Joe McCarthy a Republican, Art?
  15. Vince_Ulam

    Vince_Ulam Star commenter

    Running. It's called running. You remember, that thing you used to do when the dinner bell rang?

    (Aside from salivate.)
    racroesus likes this.
  16. cissy3

    cissy3 Star commenter

    Wasn't Tom Watson instrumental in exposing the MP expenses scandal? (Along with the Telegraph of course)
  17. BobbyPhilips

    BobbyPhilips Established commenter

    No. His expenses were embarrassingly exposed by it.
  18. WaylonWu

    WaylonWu Established commenter

    Surely this is a question about Corbyn's judgement in fact? I agree that Watson shouldn't have pursued the CPS in light of the fact that there wasn't enough evidence to bring a case against the Tory peer but he was appointed by Corbyn at the end of the day. And he's not the only one.

    Corbyn has appointed Andrew Fisher as his new political advisor despite the fact that Fisher is still under investigation by the Labour Party for urging voters not to back the Labour candidate for Croydon South but an anarchist candidate of Class War instead. Emily Benn, investment banker and grand daughter of Tony Benn was the official candidate but Fisher urged voters to back the anarchist Class War instead.

    Fisher also crowed over Ed Balls' demise and described his wife, Yvette Cooper's stance on migrants as being “beyond a right wing BNP policy”.

    He defended the comment by saying "BNP policy = no benefits to people who haven't paid in. Cooper = no benefits even if paid in for 3yrs+".

    In September he described Milliband's front bench as “the most abject collection of complete sh*te", Jack Straw as “a vile git that has got his comeuppance, good riddance”, Prince Andrew as a "parasite" and Buckingham Palace as "bar*ta*ds". So far, Corbyn has refused to comment on his choice of political adviser or his comments. Could it be because he agrees with them? The buck stops with him.
  19. Morninglover

    Morninglover Star commenter

    More evidence that Watson is unfit to be an MP:


    Tom Watson today faced new accusations he interfered with justice after an innocent man's life was 'destroyed' when the Labour MP demanded a case against him was re-opened.

    Mr Watson asked Kier Starmer, then head of the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) and now a Labour MP, to revisit the case of a wife of a fellow politician three months after it was closed.

    The accused was then arrested at gunpoint at Heathrow and spent a year on bail before being cleared by a jury in under an hour of sexually assaulting a child.

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