DOGGED BY SE­RIAL SCANDALS SEPTEM­BER 12, 2015

Scottish Daily Mail - - The Brexmas Election -

JUNE 7, 2001

– Tom Wat­son elected as Labour MP for West Bromwich East. In his early years he backs the Iraq War and votes against hold­ing an in­quiry into it.

SEPTEM­BER 6, 2006

– He re­signs as ju­nior de­fence min­is­ter as part of an ef­fort to force Tony Blair from No10 to pave the way for Gor­don Brown.

MAY 10, 2009

– Mr Wat­son has his ex­penses cut after it is re­vealed that he claimed £4,800 in a sin­gle year on food.

NOVEM­BER 10, 2011

– After cam­paign­ing to ex­pose phone hack­ing at the News of the World, he com­pares Ru­pert Mur­doch’s son James to a mafia boss.

OC­TO­BER 24, 2012

– He tells the Com­mons po­lice must in­ves­ti­gate a ‘pae­dophile ring’ pro­tected by Par­lia­ment.

JULY 4, 2013

– He re­signs as Labour elec­tion co-or­di­na­tor in a row about a union bid to hi­jack the se­lec­tion of a can­di­date to be MP for Falkirk in Scotland. – Mr Wat­son is elected Labour deputy leader.

MARCH 25, 2018

– He in­sists ex-F1 boss Max Mosley, who has given him more than £540,000, is still a friend de­spite Daily Mail rev­e­la­tions about his racist past.

JULY 11, 2019

– He at­tacks Labour’s ‘de­plorable’ re­sponse to anti-Semitism.

SEPTEM­BER 21

– Cor­byn sup­porter Jon Lans­man fails to force a vote on whether to axe Mr Wat­son’s role as deputy leader at Labour con­fer­ence.

OC­TO­BER 4

– A re­port says Mr Wat­son put pres­sure on Scotland Yard to in­ves­ti­gate false VIP pae­dophile ring claims.

YES­TER­DAY

– Mr Wat­son an­nounces he is quit­ting as Labour deputy leader.

Max Mosley is still my friend, says Wat­son

From the Daily Mail, March 26, 2018

Wat­son: I’m so sorry for my role in ‘Nick’ scan­dal

Mail, Oc­to­ber 12

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