MP against child abuse – Tom Watson quits shadow cabinet (Miliband says he was fired)

Dear Ed,

I said that I’d stay with you as general election co-ordinator within the Shadow Cabinet as long as I was useful. I think it would be a good idea for you, and me, if I stood down from the role now.

As you know, I offered my resignation on Tuesday and you asked me to reconsider. I’ve thought about it and still feel it is better for you and the future unity of the party that I go now. There are some who have not forgiven me for resigning in 2006. I fully accept the consequences of that decision and genuinely hope my departure allows the party to move on.

Yet it’s not the unattributed shadow cabinet briefings around the mess in Falkirk that has convinced me that the arrangement has run its course (though they don’t help). I believe that the report should be published – in full – and the whole truth told as soon as possible so that the record can be made clear. I’ve still not seen the report but believe there are an awful lot of spurious suppositions being written.

I wish to use the backbenches to speak out in areas of personal interest: open government and the surveillance state, the digital economy, drones and the future of conflict, the child abuse inquiries, the aftermath of the Murdoch scandal and grass roots responses to austerity.

Tom Watson
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2 Responses to “MP against child abuse – Tom Watson quits shadow cabinet (Miliband says he was fired)”

  1. Anonymous says:

    Winston Churchills secretary John Colville said just months before his death, that churchill was a pedophile, colvile said he was sent out one morning to find a small ginger haired boy for churchill, he spoke of going to the barnados home in essex and bringing back a 10 year old boy. This aspect of churchills behavior was hated by his staff, and as a joke they bought him a ginger tom cat. Churchills marriage was a sham and his wife know he was not capable of any real affection, and constantly used young men

  2. NPP says:

    MP against child abuse – Tom Watson quits shadow cabinet… my first thought was are ‘they’ trying to deal with him for asking about the child abuse/parliament issue?

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