Scott vs. Watson what does Matthew Scott’s attack on Tom Watson tell us?

You have the wrong speaker it was not Martin he sat for a Scottish seat. The person you are thinking of was Ernest Armstrong who was deputy speaker before he retired. His daughter inheritted the seat

Philosophical Politics

English: Tom Watson speaking at the 5th COMMUN... English: Tom Watson speaking at the 5th COMMUNIA Workshop at London School of Economics, 26th March 2009. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

In his Telegraph article of 21 October 2015, [1]Matthew Scott argues that Tom Watson’s behaviour has damaged the various Child Sexual Abuse (CSA) investigations. He makes several interrelated arguments. The first is that Mr. Watson’s intervention has diverted police resources from other cases.

“The Labour MP’s interfering in cases like that of Leon Brittan means resources have been diverted from far more pressing investigations.”

The claim sounds very bold and could have some validity. However, Mr. Scott never backs this statement up with any evidence about police capacity and what he means by resources. The police do have finite resources, yet we have not heard that their resources are stretched. Moreover, the police are experienced in dealing with multiple operations. Perhaps, Mr. Scott could substantiate his claim with evidence…

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