Humiliation for Tory smear campaign against Tom Watson

The Conservative Party’s ongoing campaign to smear Labour’s new leadership team isn’t going very well.

This week’s big idea was to shame deputy leader Tom Watson over his role in the investigation of the late Leon Brittan for sexual offences, in the months leading up to the former Home Secretary’s death.

How humiliating for the Tories, then, that the Crown Prosecution Service has revealed that it “at no point made any request to the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) that they reopen their investigation into Lord Brittan in relation to complaints highlighted by Tom Watson MP.”

Tom Watson’s controversial letter to Britain’s top prosecutor did not lead to Leon Brittan being interviewed by police over sex abuse allegations, the Crown Prosecution Service has said.
The CPS said a letter it received from Watson complaining about the case was not passed to Metropolitan police detectives investigating the former Tory cabinet minister until after they had interviewed Brittan under criminal caution.

Watson, Labour’s deputy leader, has been at the centre of a firestorm over his role in the treatment of Brittan and has been called to appear before MPs on the home affairs committee next week.

Conservative MPs are furious with Watson over his pursuit of Brittan, who was suffering from cancer in his final months, as well as the Labour MP’s comment soon after Brittan died that the Tory peer was “close to evil”.

Source: Tom Watson letter did not lead to Leon Brittan being interviewed, says CPS | Politics | The Guardian

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7 thoughts on “Humiliation for Tory smear campaign against Tom Watson

  1. AndyH

    The CPS doesn’t take orders from MPs – who would have thought it? Consensual relationships, misquotes and polite letters – what ‘scandal’ will they dig up next?

  2. NMac

    No doubt the smear campaigns will come thick and fast from the Nasty party. It’s all they’ve got.

    1. John Blacker

      Satanic Ritual Abuse Party – not the Nasty Party if you don’t mind – A Spade is a Spade – less of the political correctness please.

      The conservatives of the UK are a NEST OF Satanists – They have – Satanic values – And I openly challange each and every single one of those Cult members to come forward and state that Thatcherism is nothing other than the Satanic Values of Conservatism.

  3. jacqui butterworth

    Please do not say you are sorry re Liam Britton-it is alright the conservatives going on but why is no one asking where are the papers/report that Liam Britton was given a number of years ago-why did he conveniently lose it?

  4. mrmarcpc

    I’m pleased to see the tories humiliated once again and people should start seeing the light and and realise what they really are and what they really all about and what they stand for, they should be made to reveal the report into child abuse allegations that May was pushing for but has now been struck dumb about it, rather than trying to smear an opposition member, pressure must be brought to bear on these perverts and justice done, if that means rocking our establishment to its very core, then so be it!

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