Tom Watson

Tom Watson


Deputy Leader of the Labour Party and shadow Culture Secretary.

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I wrote something about bronze ceilings and statues a couple of years ago. I hesitated to tweet the link today but I hope it is taken as a positive contribution to what has become an intense public debate.

Maria Ressa: Rappler editor found guilty of cyber libel charges in Philippines. This is a sinister and alarming verdict.

If you get a few moments of calm today, please reflect on the life of Jo Cox. Perhaps you can commit to honour her legacy? You’ll be making the world a kinder, less lonely place. Jo Cox (22 June 1974 - 16 June 2016)

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The persecution of @jk_rowling  is shocking. Despite the abuse, she still has the courage to speak out for what she believes in, which seems like a rare quality in these polarised times. Her acceptance of Lloyd Russell-Moyle’s apology is classy, and worth reading.

@JohnJCrace  A real mid life crisis is looking at that photo and thinking you’ll never get your chest to touch the floor with your head and hands in that position.

What was your last gig before lockdown? @nadineshah , Moth Club. Supported by @MeltYrselfDown  #LetTheMusicPlay .

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Labour won’t defeat Nigel Farage by being mealy-mouthed and sounding as if we half agree with him. We won’t win if we sit on the fence about the most crucial issue that has faced our country for many generations.

The core values of the EU are: Internationalism, Solidarity, Freedom. They are British, Labour values. Our future doesn’t need to be Brexit. We can change our future. But only if Labour makes the case for it – and we must. #proudlybritishproudlyeuropean 

Now is the time to remember Boris Johnson gets paid £5,200 a week by The Daily Telegraph.

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The sight of a fifty-something man - who claims to be an educationalist - trolling and bullying a 16-year-old girl, who simply wants nations of the world to have an urgent debate about climate change, is very disturbing.

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I wonder why @TeamSaj  have deleted this tweet...

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Seaborne Freight. No ships, no trading history and website T&Cs copied and pasted from a takeaway delivery site... (h/t )

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There must be a full judicial inquiry with criminal powers into Arron Banks and his chums. We cannot allow those who cheat and lie to mock and subvert our democracy (using millions from who knows where) to prevail.

I've been informed a pairing breach took place in 1977, similar to last week's Brexit votes. Then Callaghan and Thatcher agreed to re-run the crucial vote to uphold trust in Parliament. It is now incumbent on Theresa May to do the same. Full statement:

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