Saturday, June 30, 2007

Four of the eight plotters get their rewards

As Guido has pointed out not only is bloggin' Tom Watson a breaker of his promises, but it seems clear that he's been given his pay-off in the failed coup last year, returning to Government as a paid whip. However, it's worth noting that it's not just bloggin' Tom that received relevant rewards for the display of student politics last year.

Tom's former flatmate, Iain Wright who also signed the infamous letter has been made Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department of Communities and Local Government. Meanwhile, Tom's co-plotter and former office sharing mate, Mark Tami has been made an assistant whip, as too has Wayne David.

I guess the other four - Sion Simon, Khalid Mahmood, David Wright and Chris Mole - must be wondering right now why they bothered.

7 comments:

Chris Paul said...

Look on it - particularly for the unpaid ones - as rather like a community service order - having to act on the very problem (disloyalty) that they themselves practiced. Poachers turned gamekeepers. Tom deserves the pay as he was the only one that lost a job over the "plot".

whither moral compass? said...

“I dropped a present for the new baby. I saw Gordon, but it was a purely social visit and just stayed for a cup of coffee. I did not discuss any letter and it would have been inappropriate to do so.” Tom Watson.

“He dropped in to see Fraser. There were no discussions on what was happening in London. They spent the entire time sitting in the living room with Sarah just playing with the baby.” Spokesman for Gordon Brown.

Does this perhaps class as what is often referred to as "LOW SKULLDUGGERY?"

true blue said...

God Dizzy you`ve got the biggest , most boring blogger of all time ,now, invading yor site !
Can we not have him deleted ? Just a little clue , Chris bloody Paul !

dizzy said...

I consider it entertainment

Diablo said...

Dizzy - I used to think that but actually CP becomes very tedious. No one reads his elaborate and overblown blog or hardly ever makes a comment so he's just trying to act like one of the "big boys" (ie yourself and a few others). Don't encourage him, please.

Diablo said...

Oh, and I did mean to say that Sion Simon (he of the notorious spoof Cameron rap video) needs to get a haircut before he's considered as suitably talented to join Brown's glorious array.

Adam said...

Perhaps they'll get something soon enough.