Tom Watson

Labour’s succession battle is well underway

9 December 2019 19:35

John McDonnell was insisting this morning that Labour was going to win a majority, but just in case, insiders are…

Labour deputy leader Tom Watson quits parliament

6 November 2019 20:08

In the past few minutes, Tom Watson has announced that he is stepping down at this election. In a surprise…

Don’t just blame Tom Watson for the fake child abuse scandal

7 October 2019 17:48

I don’t carry a brief for Tom Watson. I have attacked him in the strongest terms for his part in…

Corbyn to address Labour conference this afternoon

24 September 2019 13:12

Time was when the box office attraction at Labour conference was going to be Tom Watson’s speech this afternoon. The…

What’s on today at Labour conference: The Spectator guide

24 September 2019 7:30

There is no love lost between Jeremy Corbyn and Tom Watson, so the Labour leader will have to grin and…

Watson-mania hits Labour conference

22 September 2019 19:48

This year’s Labour conference is proving to be a rather sedated affair after a difficult few days for Jeremy Corbyn.…

As top aide quits, is Corbyn’s leadership now sinking?

22 September 2019 8:56

The best way to understand the chaos engulfing the start of the Labour party conference is by looking at the…

Tom Watson’s ousting prediction

20 September 2019 23:45

Tom Watson’s position as deputy leader of the Labour party hangs in the balance this weekend after a move was made…

Labour’s NEC in plot to oust Tom Watson

20 September 2019 21:52

This evening, Labour’s ruling National Executive Committee has started to discuss a motion which would oust Tom Watson as deputy…

Why Tom Watson is battling to change Labour’s Brexit policy

11 September 2019 15:32

Why has Tom Watson given a speech about what his party leadership should do on Brexit? The party’s deputy leader…

When will Tom Watson break his silence on Carl Beech?

23 July 2019 17:35

Tom Watson’s face is splashed across the front pages of the newspapers today but unfortunately for the typically publicity-hungry Watson…

Four people with questions to answer over Carl Beech

22 July 2019 17:02

A convicted paedophile has been found guilty of making up claims about a VIP paedophile ring in Westminster. Carl Beech,…

How Tom Watson reinvented himself to become the new challenger to Corbyn

20 July 2019 16:47

Tom Watson has had more reinventions than Kylie Minogue has had mid-performance outfit changes. His performances over the years have…

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…