Tom Watson

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…

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…