Tom Watson: Do you trust him? [Image: Getty.]

Tom Watson: Do you trust him? [Image: Getty.]

I received an email from Tom Watson, along with (probably) every Labour Party member who has an email address.

It read as follows (edited slightly to remove links):

“During my Deputy Leadership campaign last year, I said that if we organise, mobilise and harness the potential of every single party member, there’s no limit to what we can achieve.

“I also said that it’s not just what you say that matters, it’s what you do, too. Which is why I’m writing to you to today – exactly one year on from the day I was elected Deputy Leader of our party.

“I’ve put together a quick update on the work I’ve been doing over the past twelve months.

“As ever, I’d love to hear from you. If you’d like to send me your comments and feedback on the work I’ve been doing, you’ll find a link in the article.”

If I sent Tom Watson my comments and feedback on his recent work, no doubt I would be suspended from the Labour Party!

This is a ‘phishing’ scam, isn’t it? Phishing, if you don’t know (and you need to) is the practice of sending emails in order to induce individuals to reveal personal information online.

Usually they want passwords or credit card numbers so they can steal your money.

I’m concerned that this is an attempt to learn our opinions so they can steal our votes.

Maybe I’m being paranoid – but look at the people whose memberships have been suspended in the so-called purge.

I’ll hold off on responding to Tom’s kind offer – just until after the Labour leadership election is over – and I urge any other Labour members to do the same. He can read what we have to say when it won’t do us any harm.

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