Wat­son’s day in the posh seats

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LABOUR’S deputy leader Tom Wat­son has sub­mit­ted for in­clu­sion in the Regis­ter of Mem­bers’ Fi­nan­cial In­ter­ests five tick­ets to watch Arse­nal play Hud­der­s­field in the Premier league last month. Their value was £1,750. For that kind of money, he must have been in a Royal Box-style seat scoff­ing caviar and cham­pagne pre-match! Ann Wid­de­combe is tour­ing the coun­try with her one-woman show. Among many bizarre ques­tions she’s been asked by au­di­ences was whether she could un­der­stand why any­one might want to have an ex­tra-mar­i­tal af­fair with John Prescott. This left her al­most speech­less. ‘What are you sup­posed to say to that?’

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