Tom Watson (@tom_watson )

Tom Watson



Bio Deputy Leader of the Labour Party and shadow Culture Secretary.
Location West Bromwich
Tweets 53,6K
Followers 252,1K
Following 24,4K
Account created 21-03-2008 10:35:39
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Twitter Web Client : And NO again, Jeremy Wright wont volunteer the simple answer to my question about whether he met the industry lobby groups before caving in to the bookmakers greed. Why not? What do these people have to hide?

Twitter Web Client : The cover-up stinks as always. No, says the Chancellor, you cant see the secret bookies report (ghost-written by KPMG) used to justify the grubby, flawed decision to delay the FOBT stake reduction. Its commercially sensitive, says his office. No it isnt. Its pathetic.

Twitter Web Client : Today our Scrap The Fee campaign to outlaw GPs charging domestic violence victims up to £150 for legal aid referral letters has won the backing of Health Minister Lord OShaughnessy. Great work by my good friend Lord Kennedy. Help for DV victims should never have a price.

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Twitter Web Client : The late, great Mirror editor Richard Stott - champion of Britains nuclear test vets - would put his giant stamp of approval on this ground-breaking piece of long-form online journalism. Brilliant from fleetstreetfox @Mirror.👇

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Twitter Web Client : Immensely proud of all our activists campaigning for Freedom From Fear this week, and so uplifting to hear that the response from the public has been overwhelmingly positive. Really well done to everyone involved! #Respect18

iPhone : The press gallery empties during the Brexit statement. Tough job for her press team who presumably will have to explain what comes next. After 90 minutes I’ve only witnessed two conservative MPs supporting the PM. Judging by the numbers still standing there’s another hour to go. twitter.com/gordonrayner/s…

iPhone : The PM does not command the authority of her colleagues nor a majority in the House of Commons. twitter.com/dominicraab/st…

iPhone : Careful reading and analysis of the Government’s 500 page ‘deal’ reveals that it’s a miserable failure of negotiation.

Huge detail on a backstop (which government says it doesn’t intend to use).

Twitter Web Client : Labour is proud to be part of a cross party campaign to reform our gambling laws and we will continue to campaign for further improvements to regulation in the sector.

Twitter Web Client : Whilst this is a personal humiliation for Jeremy Wright, this is a very good day for the many thousands of people whose families and communities are blighted by gambling addiction.

Twitter Web Client : It’s very sad that it took an honourable resignation of a good minister and a cross party revolt to achieve the blindingly obvious and necessary reforms to Fixed Odds Betting Terminals.

Twitter Web Client : BREAKING: Government confirms climb down on FOBT stake reduction. My statement:
This climb down shows the disastrous political judgement of Culture Secretary Jeremy Wright and Chancellor Philip Hammond.