This blog was the first media outlet to expose that Watson is so thick that (like Corbyn) he couldn't manage to get a degree. Unlike The Terrorists' Friend, however, Watson had actually completed a course at Hull Uni (though he himself says he was pissed up for a lot of the time there on the most perfectly-named beverage for this venomous low-life, "snakebite".)
We were also the first to expose that Watson's bookie-bashing campaigns and support for "fairer gambling" (whatever that is) was not altruistic in that he was receiving substantial donations from millionaire Derek Webb. Webb made his money from gambling but now runs the so-called "Campaign for Fairer Gambling." Here is is metaphorically arse-licking his wealthy donor outside Parliament:
Before Unite saw Watson for what he really is, their hard-working members forked out huge sums for the former fat man to pursue his ridiculous vendetta against Rupert Murdoch. (The GMB are now Watson's main trade union benefactors). More on Murdoch anon...
Watson has been a good boy for his millionaire donor and put down a host of silly (because he could research the answers himself) questions to the Department of Health and Social Care to look good [sic] and keep the cash rolling in eg:
2018: what is the recent estimate of people who are at risk of developing a gambling addiction (or how long is a piece of string...):
2018: what is the estimate of the number of people under 18 who have a gambling addiction?;
2018: does the Dep't have plans to recognise gambling disorder and addiction as a mental health condition?;
2018: what is the effectiveness of responsible gambling messages in tackling problem gambling?
And on and on it goes. If you are included in the 36% of scum in West Bromwich who still votes for this London resident perhaps you should have a whip round (ask Max Mosley "lol") since if you can supply cash to your MP he seems to be able to at least pretend to take some action!
But Watson runs (or waddles) with the hare and hunts with the hounds wherever possible and so, given his relentless bookie-bashing it came as no surprise when this appeared recently in his Register of Parliamentary Interests recently:
"Sky Betting" was, as any fule kno, part of Sky - prop R. Murdoch Esq. In 2015 Murdoch sold 80% of the Company to another lot Labour profess to hate, a private equity firm. CVC Capital Partners set up a tangled web of companies to hold its 80% stake mostly based in the tax haven of Jersey eg Cyan Blue Topco Ltd (Jersey), Cyan Blue JerseyCo (Jersey), Bonne Terre Limited (Alderney), Cyan Bidco Ltd (UK), Cyan Blue Holdco 2 Limited (Jersey). Murdoch, via Sky, retained a 20% stake. The two main directors, Messrs Flint and Proctor were ex-Murdoch employees at BSkyB (though they have played a blinder here as we shall see)..
The UK Company number the former Walrus of Lurve has given in respect of the donation is, in fact, the number of Hestview Limited who are the Leeds-based face of Sky Bet. The Deputy Leader "lol" of the Labour Party and alleged scourge of the bookies took his tickets from a company whose latest accounts state:
The company's principal activity during the year was that of bookmaker...".
(The 2017 accounts show an actual tax payment equivalent to 11.6% of profits - well under the "headline" rate for Corporation Tax but one wouldn't expect a "socialist" to care about that would one?)
In April, 2018 CVC sold Sky Bet to Canadian gambling giant Stars Group of Toronto who want to break into the UK sports betting market and other countries where Sky Bet operate. They said in an investor presentation at the time of the takeover that they see this as a great opportunity to hook UK mug punters to their online poker and casino games - something that Derek Webb no doubt fully endorses (!)
(Curiously a lot of the legal niceties don't appear to have been completed until July which was after Watson had his tickets. If that is the case - and most records are offshore and unavailable - then Tommy snatched his day out from a company still part owned by his sworn enemy Rupert Murdoch!!!!)
CVC and Murdoch's Sky sold Sky Bet to the Canadian giant for a colossal profit. CVC had given the bookie an enterprise calculation of £800m but already recouped at least £300m by way of dividends. It sold to the Canadians for a cash and stock deal at, wait for it, £1.9 BILLION (or more if the shares do well). No doubt most of this windfall was whisked away via the Jersey companies and those in other tax havens so that the poverty-stricken drones in Watson's grim constituency will see little benefit. Of course, whilst it looks like the Murdochs sold too cheap in 2015 they also made a killing on the sale of their remaining shareholding. Trebles all round at Wembley Tommy?
To complete the picture, Stars Group appear to be keen on tax havens too and part of this deal seems to have been routed through a Dutch company - Star Holdings BV. (Holland is a low corporate tax country).
People who perceive they have a gambling problem can "self-exclude" themselves from sites and from being targeted with marketing material. Watson has lost a lot of weight (folk locally refer to a new squeeze....). I wonder whether "Single Belly" (formerly "Ten Bellies) questioned his hosts whilst filling his face at Wembley about their one million pound fine in, er, March of this year (ie just two months before this freebie) where Bonne Terre Limited t/a Sky Gaming and Betting allowed 736 self-excluded gamblers to open new accounts and sent marketing material to 50,000 (yes, 50k) self-excluded punters. These nice folk also failed to return monies in accounts of the self-excluded and this was not just a few but 36,748!!!! They also profited from people who were trying NOT to gamble. No wonder they could afford four £98 tickets for Tommy and his pals (at least until The Gambling Commission caught up with them)!
The question for this vile man now is stick or twist? "Stick" with rimming Derek Webb's anus in the hope of more dosh and continue to attack the bookies or "twist" and switch to where the really big money is and get plenty of dosh and jollies for sucking some more Canadian cock? (Other nationalities available...).
I am still trying to find out the actual address of the Westminster mansion flat which Watson shared with Ian Wright MP a few years ago. Anyone know?
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