Friday 9th October 2015
Listen to James’s fiery defence of Labour’s Deputy Leader Tom Watson over abuse claims he made, as the LBC presenter asks: “What the hell else do we want our MPs to do?”
Watson has been told to apologise for “unfounded” sex crime allegations made against Leon Brittan. After the former Home Secretary’s death, Watson wrote in an article describing that the peer stood “accused of multiple child rape”.
Caller Michael phoned James to say that Watson should say sorry, leading to a compelling plea from James for people to stop and think before rushing to condemn the Labour Deputy Leader.
“What the hell do we want our MPs to use their position for, if not to ensure that allegations of child sex abuse undertaken by people at the top of the parliamentary ladder have actually been properly investigated?” asked James.
“What should an MP use his power for if not that?”
James continued: “I hate this story. It frightens the life out of me. I almost want it all to not be true, to all go away.
“What has Tom Watson got to apologise for?
“I want to live in a country where children…when they make these accusations get taken seriously.”
Take a listen above to the LBC presenter’s passionate address