Watson’s day in the posh seats
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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Ex-Labour MP Austin Mitchell said: ‘Angela Merkel agreed with David Cameron that JeanClaude Juncker was a drunken, tax-fiddling, useless bum — but felt that was exactly why he was so well qualified to be President of the EU.’ Rachel Riley, famed for her maths-whizz brain and short skirts on channel 4’s countdown, is under attack for condemning, in a podcast she made for the broadcaster, labour’s anti-Semitism. Karl hansen, a labour shadow minister’s aide, railed: ‘Rachel is a celebrity with 604k [Twitter] followers who smears her political opponents as antiSemites and boosts troll accounts that are notorious for targeted campaigns of harassment. She isn’t standing up to bullying, she is a bully.’ Doughty Rachel, 33, who is Jewish, is not the kind of woman to be put off by such an ill-informed bruiser, who, incidentally, last year described israel as an apartheid state.