Quite what this 29.6% think Ten Bellies has done for the benighted constituency is something of a mystery. He was, of course, caught up in the MP's expenses scandal and perhaps this was viewed as a good thing by the lumpen proletariat of West Brom - so far away from the Watson household in, er, trendy Bermondsey, London. Unfortunately, Watson's girlfriend failed to get elected and so he was not quite laughing all the way to the bank on election night.
|Appalling voting record|
But notwithstanding his dire voting record The Walrus has felt able to blog recently about changes he thinks should be made in the governance of the House of Commons he so infrequently attends (or at least votes in) - what a guy!
When Watson has actually felt able to get off his substantial arse and waddle through the division lobby at Westminster his actual voting record makes rather interesting reading for this great "Tribune of the Left". Here are a few extracts from the website "TheyWorkForYou" (or not, as the case may be...)
Voted laws to promote
Voted an into the Iraq war
Of course, this strutting egomaniac (who is claiming that he single-handedly closed down the News of the Screws) is now standing for the post of Deputy Leader of the failed Labour Party despite his appalling voting record!!!!! At the end of the day he is the mighty Unite the Union's man but has gone on a Californian website to raise cash for his campaign from stupid suckers who don't realise this instead. He says that he will declare the loot these prats give him in the Parliamentary Register of Interests which will be interesting as some of the crazed donors meddling in Labour internal politics may be foreigners and some are claiming anonymity! (Lest we forget Unite's hard-pressed members already fund him and paid thousands for his jolly to the United States on one of his anti-Murdoch flounces). I expect that the Californian company pays a nice round figure of UK corporation tax on its business - er, zero - and I feel sure that the good folk of deprived Sandwell and beyond will all wish to give generously to this intellectual titan of the left!
PS The mystery why someone very close to The Walrus has been briefing that he did not get a degree from Hull Uni remains unresolved.
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