Tom Watson

Corbyn and Watson rift claims its first victim: a new female deputy

25 September 2018 11:19

The Tom Watson/Jeremy Corbyn feud has claimed its first conference victim: a female deputy leader. Plans to create a new…

Labour’s deputy leader move highlights the party’s most interesting split

23 September 2018 12:24

Generally, talk of a ‘split’ in the Labour Party focuses on the chasm between Jeremy Corbyn’s supporters and those ‘moderate’…

Jeremy Corbyn and the cynical tactics of the left

7 August 2018 17:05

It is August, so perhaps it is inevitable that parts of the left are getting somewhat over-heated. But it can’t…

Tom Watson’s bid to shed the pounds

15 October 2017 19:51

For George Osborne, it was the 5:2 diet that was credited for sculpting his political ambitions. His decision to shed the…

Tom Watson signs up to the cult of Corbyn

26 September 2017 19:14

At this year’s Labour conference, party moderates are an endangered species. A lot of centrist MPs have given the event…

Tom Watson’s Labour conference speech, full text

26 September 2017 17:49

Conference, thank you for being here. Thanks for your enthusiasm, for your passion,  for all your hard work on behalf…

Labour’s conference, day three: The Spectator guide

26 September 2017 8:00

It’s Tom Watson’s turn to address Labour’s party conference today. Last year, he said it was ‘time to get the…

Tom Watson is left out in the cold

11 September 2017 14:06

Although the Labour party has managed to put on a more united front since the snap election, there have been signs…

Tom Watson eats humble pie

31 July 2017 8:42

Ever since the election result, Labour moderates have attempted to put on a brave face when it comes to their…

The sorry saga of Ken Livingstone isn’t over yet

5 April 2017 15:33

The sorry saga of what Labour decides to do about Ken Livingstone isn’t over yet. In the last few moments, Jeremy…

What hard-left plot? Corbyn and Watson go on ‘away day’

20 March 2017 14:27

This morning, Tom Watson kicked off the day with an appearance on Sky News, where he complained that the hard left are behind…

Watch: Tom Watson’s ‘dab’ dance at PMQs

22 February 2017 13:33

Tom Watson and Jeremy Corbyn haven’t always been the best of pals but Mr S is pleased to see that…

Tom Watson tells Marr that Labour will ‘make this country great again’

12 February 2017 11:29

With the latest polling on voting intentions from ICM putting Labour on 27 and the Conservatives storming ahead on 42…

Corbyn and Watson’s relationship woes

9 January 2017 8:00

In the past week, a report predicted Labour will win less than 20pc of the vote in the 2020 election, Britain’s…

Tom Watson makes a play for the JAMs at Christmas drinks

14 December 2016 11:50

In the old days, Tom Watson used to attend Jeremy Corbyn’s Christmas drinks for hacks — and even offer a…

Diane Abbott and Tom Watson’s turf war at PMQs

23 November 2016 12:18

It’s a big day in the Commons with the Autumn Statement. Perhaps that’s why seat tensions ran so high at…

Labour struggles to work out its position on triggering Article 50

7 November 2016 13:07

What is Labour’s position on triggering Article 50? Four days on from the High Court’s ruling that Parliament must vote…

What the papers say: Labour’s ‘thunderous hypocrisy’ on press regulation

2 November 2016 8:48

Press regulation – something of a political hot potato – is top of the agenda once again after Culture Secretary Karen Bradley…

Labour moderates find a glimmer of conference hope

27 September 2016 17:33

Labour’s conference has just waved through a raft of reforms which look set to tip the balance of power on…

Full speech: Tom Watson at Labour party conference

27 September 2016 17:16

Hello, Conference. Thank you for being here in this great city, at this historic gathering of the greatest movement for…

Watch: Tom Watson defends New Labour’s record in barnstorming speech

27 September 2016 17:13

Down-hearted moderates at this year’s Labour conference have received a much-needed boost this afternoon from the party’s Deputy Leader. Tom…

Labour conference, day three: The Spectator guide

27 September 2016 7:25

Tom Watson, Labour’s deputy leader, and Sadiq Khan, the Labour politician with the largest mandate to his name, both take…

Tom Watson’s Shadow Cabinet plans put on hold at NEC meeting

20 September 2016 22:00

On Tuesday, Labour’s National Executive Committee met for eight and a half hours as Jeremy Corbyn and Tom Watson tried to…

Labour’s internal battle is only just beginning

20 September 2016 8:48

Not even Owen Smith is pretending that he’ll defeat Jeremy Corbyn when the leadership election results are announced this weekend. Tom…

Watch: Cameron makes Corbyn squirm with email predicting Labour’s disunity

13 July 2016 12:48

Today’s PMQs have proved to be a lively affair as David Cameron and Jeremy Corbyn traded jibes at the despatch…