Thursday 10 December 2020

Where are they now?


Iain McNicol was General Secretary of the Labour Party and played a leading role in sabotaging Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership. Today McNicol (“I’m passionate about socialism”), is Baron McNicol of West Kilbride and has been ‘elevated’ to sit in the House of Lords. (£365 per day ‘attendance allowance’). He is a non-executive director at Salad Money, loan sharks for NHS workers at 69.9%.

Tom Watson was Deputy leader of the party and also worked tirelessly to undermine Corbyn’s leadership. He was also a vocal anti-gambling campaigner, (his words: “the hidden epidemic”). Today he works for Flutter,( “He will be paid no more than six figures”) which owns Paddy Power and Betfair, Sky Bet and Poker Stars. He has also been appointed Chair of trade body UK Music, (£60,000 for a 2-day week), an appointment opposed by leading record labels because of his lack of knowledge of the music industry.


I doubt whether Lady Shelley McNicol or Mrs Siobhan Watson, are able to speak about their partners as Laura Valdez’ does about her partner, Jeremy Corbyn. “Jeremy’s record in parliament ... is testament to his belief in a world where social justice, human rights and peace are valued more greatly than money and greed. I believe that the spring will come one day again with happiness, social justice and hope For The Many.”