Poll: should Tom Watson resign over role in false abuse allegations?

Calls for Watson to resign for promoting allegations of convicted fraudster Carl Beech after retired judge’s comments

A damning report by a retired judge is expected to conclude that Tom Watson played a pivotal role in the Metropolitan Police’s decision to pursue paedophilia allegations made by Carl Beech, who was jailed in July on twelve counts of perverting the course of justice and one of fraud for his false accusations.

Watson has attempted to minimise his part in the process, with local witnesses disputing his version of events. With the judge’s findings believed to be damning, Beech’s victims are expected to call for his resignation.

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32 responses to “Poll: should Tom Watson resign over role in false abuse allegations?

  1. Haven’t comrades noticed by now that he ALWAYS brazens out calls to quit?

    It rather indicates the Left’s lack of seriousness that no-one ever stands against him and gives party members a democratic choice.

    • Problem seems to be that it is the PLP that have to nominate someone. Sadly too many of them are condoning his very damaging behaviiur

    • Once he was democratically elected by the members, he’s there for the time being! Let’s hope this is the jemmy to wedge him out!!

  2. I want him out because he’s a disloyal twat and a half-Tory with unfailingly piss-poor judgement – but I’ve read insufficient information to know whether he misused his office in this case or not – the fact that he constantly does so elsewhere isn’t proof he did here.
    I’d vote for an enquiry but not a witch hunt so I’m not voting, sorry.

    • Fair point. No virtue in demanding proper process only when it suits : it strengthens the case of the fakes.

      Also, I note “A damning report by a retired judge *is expected* …”

      A case of premature speculation? Timing is all.

    • ps obviously if criminal charges such as misconduct in a public office follow then he should certainly resign – and no nonsense about Labour paying his legal bills – if the evidence is clear the honourable thing to do is plead guilty.
      If he’s brought the party into disrepute in this or anything else then he should resign – I think he’s guilty of that but I’m betting the NCC would let him skate.

      • David.. Watson has an exempt get out of jail card,or the NCC would have thrown him out a long time ago.He could have been nailed on any number of charges against the Labour party and the leadership.. Goldon child ….for many

      • Some people are responsible for bringing humanity into disrepute!

  3. No. He should not resign over the allegations because there is something very fishy when the estdt wants a pro-estdt figure to resign. There are quite a few suggesting that the victim/accuser/perpetrator here has been punished publically in order that any real victims who come forward are ignored.
    He should resign because the members want him because he works against the Labour Party NOT because the esdt want him to!

    • He should resign because of what he is. He c.f.once me of some earlier TH barons. On to victory!

  4. As veronica57livecouk said – Plus….

    I’m far from satisifed that beech’s conviction (for the apparent lying) is sound, so in this case – and ONLY this case – I’ll give fatberg the benefit of the doubt.

    But there is NO doubt about any of the other gripes made against watson. He should be punted for each & every one of them – individually, as well.

    • In fact, scrub what I said earlier – the gobshite’s a gobshite; incapable of holding his own piss.

      Therefore he should be sacked rather than allowed to resign.

    • I am not convinced by the Beech fit up. Maybe the only thing I am willing to listen to from him(Watson) and that is because of the way the Establishment rallied around and mobilised against him. It makes me question the need for such a belligerent attitude. You think that such treatment would give him the ability to adopt an empathetic view of the underdog. Time will tell. Get on the doorbell brothers and sisters, this is an extremely important GE. Best wishes to you all.

  5. Of course its nonsence to vote him out on the paedophile inquiry,just because he targeted the wrong cranks… But I voted him out anyway.. Basically when it comes to this particular treacherous dog. I would treat him like I would a paedophile and wipe them from the planet…

  6. Tom Watson is hardly an effective member of Labour. I’d rather he were not one of our MPs. I see him as a disloyal, self-serving and duplicitous.

    He certainly should NOT be Deputy Leader today – and I feel wretched to have voted for him back in 2015.

    Could he really have been a better candidate than Stella Creasey, Ben Bradshaw, Caroline Flint or Angela Eagle?

    Maybe that’s the point. The largest political party in Europe HAS to have better than him (and them, the other candidates).

    Rejoin and rejuvenate – Labour needs its people back

      • do hou mean angela E, Ben B, Nen B and Stella Creasey? They were the “alternatives” when Watson stood as Dep Leader, not my suggested replacements.

        We need better candidates than any/all the 2015 alternatives, democratic socialists not third-way conservatives ,

  7. TWatson’s resignation has been called for, for one duplicitous reason or another, almost constantly over the last couple of years.

    There has been poll after Twitter storm. And yet he’s the stain on the floor that just can’t be shifted.

    Does he think he serves the Establishment’s purpose better where he is…?

  8. See what the report concludes. I would support his resignation or his dismissal based on his disloyalty to the Labour Party.

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