In a comment thread on Tom Watson's blog, this appeared...
Tom Says: after publication. -->March 11th, 2007 at 9:59 pm
…Iain - I don’t get why you are so angry about Al Gore addressing the shadow cabinet. I understand the frustration with all the marketing gimmicks (don’t worry you don’t have to respond to that) but Gore was the Vice President of the USA for heaven’s sake.
Nothing wrong with that. Perfectly valid point to make. But when Sarkis Zeronian posted this comment on Tom's blog in response, it mysteriously failed to appear...
"Would you be happy to have Tony Blair invite VP Dan Quayle to address his
Surely Tom doesn't censor comments that make him look a tad silly? Good job we all don't go down that road!
Actually, I am going to praise Tom Watson, despite the fact that he doesn't have a link to me on his blogroll. Since he resigned from the government to spend more time with his blog, it has again become one of my daily reads. It's consistently entertaining, full of just the sort of political gossip he criticises me for writing, and gives a good insight into the inner thoughts of the Labour Parliamentary Party. I would say he has reclaimed the position of the Number One Labour Blogger (sorry Kerron!). Let's hope he doesn't go back into purdah when his hero Irn Broon takes over.