In all our sanctuaries we sit at risk

Parrot on the Labour Die-Hards


Self-evidently, these are times of national crisis from which only the best of governments can rescue us. We do not have the best of governments and one still worse is coming. So it matters that Tom Watson cuts a rather lone figure in the Labour Party just now. What he stands for, I believe, is decency and Labour’s true values. So why the in-fighting, why is he apparently so isolated ? The context, of course, is Labour’s anti-semitism scandal, the recent Panorama programme which explored it and – following the programme – the Party’s contemptible attacks upon the “whistle-blowers” who did their duty in talking to the journalists concerned..