Tom Watson

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…

Tom Watson tries to calm tensions ahead of crunch NEC meeting

11 July 2016 20:23

With Angela Eagle clear that she will run to be the next Labour leader and Jeremy Corbyn willing to contest any…

What Labour coup? Tom Watson parties the night away at Glastonbury

26 June 2016 10:49

As Jeremy Corbyn tries to hold off the threat of a coup from members of his shadow cabinet, it’s probably for the…

Tom Watson dumps all over David Cameron’s EU renegotiation deal

14 June 2016 17:39

Tom Watson’s comments today that a future government would have to try to reform freedom of movement rules in the…

Watch: Tom Watson jokes about Labour’s misery

29 February 2016 18:09

Although the Tories currently find their party divided over Europe, they can at least take heart that the opposition face greater…

Corbyn sacked Michael Dugher while ally Tom Watson was out of the country

8 January 2016 9:14

Michael Dugher was sacked while his key ally and Labour deputy leader Tom Watson was out of the country, Coffee…

Tom Watson asks Cameron to delay Syria vote

1 December 2015 11:02

The biggest problem with Labour’s furious and seemingly endless infighting is that it is preventing the party from doing its…

I’ve come up with the perfect way to deal with TV Licensing officers

12 November 2015 15:33

Faithful readers of this column will know that I do not have a television licence for my flat in London, because…

Tom Watson gets a tickling from the Home Affairs Committee

21 October 2015 18:38

Tom Watson, the man who hated Brittan, appeared before the Home Affairs committee this afternoon. In earlier evidence it became…

The hardest word: Tom Watson still won’t apologise for smearing Leon Brittan

12 October 2015 17:27

Tom Watson, Labour’s embattled deputy leader, delivered a statement to the House of Commons this afternoon on accusations about the former home…