Treachery As Its Own Rewards: Sir Keir Starmer’s Nominee Tom Watson gets Peerage

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Rewarded for Treachery

The Labour Party is institutionally treacherous

Where to start, first if you are to believe Sir Keir Starmer this will be a short stay in the House of Lords, but we all know Starmer never keeps a promise…

They say everyone has a price and that is particularly true for Labour MPs. the going rate for treachery skulduggery and betrayal is to get made a peerage.

Tom Watsons has been confirmed as a Lord today. nominated by Sir Keir Starmer and after two rejections the House of Lords today confirmed as Thomas Anthony Watson, Baron Watson of Wyre Forest.

Watson had served as the Labour Deputy Leader. Many Labour members voted for Watson based on his claim to expose child abuse in the establishment. I must admit I voted for him and precisely for that reason.

I felt there is a man willing to take on the establishment and expose the cruellest, crudest, deviancies.

The fact is, Watson made significant gains on the back of hunting down Westminster paedophiles. However in doing so without hard evidence, due process and credible witnesses, he has now undermined any future investigation. In fact, it is a certainty that any truth in any historical allegations towards any former member of parliament or the Lords will now be treated as nothing more than a conspiracy due to Watson’s fiasco and blatant self-promotion of the entire Westminster paedophile ring allegations.

Let’s be honest if you wanted something to go away, sensationalise it, get the media on board, find a witness that can be easily discredited, blame the innocent and then let it all collapse. No one will ever pick that accusation up ever again, if there ever were paedophiles in Westminster, that’s now firmly and absolutely relegated to the conspiracy blogs.

Tom Watson apologises in Lords for promoting false abuse allegations

Speaking of the innocent, Baron Watson used his maiden speech not so much as to make an apology but to exonerate himself by claiming his former actions. After thanking Lord Mandelson for his backing and introduction to the Lords, Watson played a little spin that could have come directly out of the Prince of darknesses handbook he stated:

“The first area where I think consensus is always better than disagreement is police reform.”

He then goes on to say:

“I apologise unreservedly to Lady Brittan for the role that I played in the investigation of historic child sexual abuse. Her experiences led to several recommendations about how the police conduct themselves. I’m sorry and I owe it to her to work to achieve those aims in this House in the months and years ahead.”

He pretty much sidelined the apology using it as an opener and took a bow for police reform that took place after he pushed the false allegations… Some pivoting going on there…

After the death of Lord Brittan, Lord Watson accused the former home secretary of “multiple child rape” and quoted Beech describing him as “as close to evil as a human being could get”.

A review later found Lord Watson had put pressure on investigating officers, although he disputes the findings.

Beech, himself a convicted paedophile, was subsequently jailed for 18 years for fabricating a string of claims including rape, torture and murder.

While several peers welcomed Watson, some Tory contemporaries of Brittan are likely to be less warm. When Watson’s peerage was announced in October, the Tory former chancellor and now peer Norman Lamont called it “an absolute disgrace” and a “stain” on the Lords.

Watson’s other victim Harvey Proctor never got a look in. However, Mr Proctor certainly made sure we wouldn’t forget what Watson did to him and Lord Brittian.

For ruing two families’ lives and collapsing any legitimate investigation into Westminster paedophiles, Watson’s payoff, a few years in the wilderness, while his victims are left with their reputation in tatters, tied to one of the most anus accusations ever made about Westminster.

A long history of plots and treason…

Watson did everything in his power to stop the Labour Party from winning power.

Watson’s old flatmate Len McCluskey, the former general secretary of Unite, in a strikingly personal critique, McCluskey called out Watson saying the former Labour deputy leader is a backstabber He wrote:

“There is another world in our movement, alas. A world of skulduggery, smears and secret plots. That is where you will find Tom Watson.

“When Labour has needed loyalty he has been sharpening his knife looking for a back to stab. When unity is required, he manufactures division.”

McCluskey said Watson “has form as long as his arm” when it comes to political plots. “[Watson] is a product of the manipulative and authoritarian culture of the old trade union right wing, for whom power was an end in itself, and all means acceptable to attain it,” he said.

Len McCluskey’s insight into Watson’s character could be seen countless times during the Corbyn leadership years, from his underhand attacks on the leadership to his plotting for a second referendum undermine Labours position on no second referendum, a position that stood up to the point when Sir Keir Starmer used a composite vote on a second referendum to crash the Labour Heartlands support got the Labour Party, we all know the result of the Red wall collapse. Coincidently or not, behind both Sir Keir Starmer and Lord Watson stood Lord Mandelson.

Watson was also instrumental in the re-suspension of one of the Labour Party’s most popular socialists Chris Williamson.

In 2019, following defections of Labour MPs to The Independent Group (TIG), Watson set up the Future Britain Group of Labour politicians.

Watson has been criticised for continuing to accept funding from property developer David Garrard, who was reported to have given breakaway party Change UK £1.5m and to have financially supported Joan Ryan and Ian Austin since their departure from Labour. Watson has also received funding from businessman Trevor Chinn.

The same Trevor Chin that financially supported Sir Keir Starmer’s Leadership campaign caused controversy as Starmer refused to openly show his backers until after winning the leadership.

In July 2019, Watson was criticised by Labour’s General Secretary Jennie Formby for being irresponsible in criticising Labour’s handling of anti-Semitism claims. Formby said he risked exacerbating fears in the Jewish community and that, while antisemitism was a real problem, steps had been taken to tackle it.

Watson had asked for a copy of the party response to a request by the Equality and Human Rights Commission to be released to the Shadow Cabinet and the NEC, which Formby said she had already offered sight to Watson (she did not address the subject of releasing it to the rest of the Shadow Cabinet and NEC), and had previously asked to be copied in on individual complaints, which had data protection issues. In response to Watson’s claim that the party’s response to the Panorama programme Is Labour Anti-Semitic had “smeared” the former Labour staff members and “breached all common standards of decency”, Formby stated that all current Labour staff members had access to an “Employee Assistance Programme” but said the party was not made aware of the distress suffered by staff members at the time and she was “very concerned” to hear about it for the first time in the Panorama documentary.

Watson was also criticised for attacking Formby when she was undergoing chemotherapy treatment for cancer.

The same month, former Labour and Respect MP George Galloway and former Conservative MP Harvey Proctor announced individually that they planned to stand against Watson at the next general election, Galloway as a pro-Brexit pro-Corbyn independent, and Proctor in protest at Watson’s role in the false paedophilia allegations of Operation Midland. 

July also saw Watson be the subject of a complaint to the Labour Party for making allegedly antisemitic remarks; he had in his Easter message asked readers to recall the arrest of Christ by “a squad of Roman soldiers under the direction of a servant to the High Priest.” The complainant, Geoffrey Alderman, said that the fact this was not antisemitic under the IHRA definition adopted by the Labour Party highlighted the definition’s “flaws”.This was also the month in which cartoonist Steve Bell protested to The Guardian after it refused to run an instalment of his long-running ‘If…’ cartoon strip, which portrayed Watson as an “antisemite finder general”.

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Tom Watson as the ‘antisemite-finder general’ cartoonist Steve Bell

In September 2019, Watson made a speech urging Labour to become a pro-remain party, in order to win back disaffected Remain voters. He has been quoted by The Guardian as saying that “most of those who’ve deserted us over our Brexit policy did so with deep regret and would greatly prefer to come back; they just want us to take an unequivocal position that, whatever happens, we’ll fight to Remain, and to sound like we mean it.

“Jeremy Corbyn rejected his proposition, saying that Labour would continue to represent both sides of the Brexit divide.

Watson was to be proved totally wrong, Labour’s 2019 white paper showed the party lost the General election by submitting to a vote-losing second referendum policy that crashed the Red wall.

Unfortunately, the Labour Party had become so infested with liberals both within its PLP and membership by this stage that Corbyn never stood a chance.

Watson joins his former Labour colleagues and traitors, most of which were made Peers by the Tories…

Labours Treacherous Lords

Tony Benn stated: “If the Labour Party could be bullied or persuaded to denounce its Marxist, the media -having tasted Blood- would demand next that it expelled all its Socialist and reunited the remaining Labour Party with the SDP to form a harmless alternative to the Conservatives, which could then be allowed to take office now and then when the Conservatives fell out of favour with the public.

Thus British Capitalism, it is argued, will be made safe forever, and socialism would be squeezed off the National agenda.

But if such a strategy were to succeed… it would in fact profoundly endanger British society. For it would open up the danger of a swing to the far-right, as we have seen in Europe over the last 50 years.” -Tony Benn

Another great socialist Nye Bevan also declared: “The Right Wing of the Labour Party would rather see it fall into perpetual decline rather than abide by its democratic decisions” -Nye Bevan

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