Tom Watson: better late than never

Late last night, the walkout-leading junior minister Tom Watson finally posted something on his blog. I don’t want to be too critical; I’m sure he had a lot to do, clearing his desk and watching a pretty dull England game. But with nothing on the blog, there was nowhere appropriate for the debate to begin.
All he posted were the details of his resignation letter, and Blair’s reply, with no commentary beyond a jokey headline. Nothing we didn’t already have in the public domain; the whole lot was published on the BBC site before lunchtime. But it’s a start, and it’s something for people to tack their comments on to.
And oh boy, do they comment. Tom is going to find it uncomfortable reading: a lot of articulate and apparently reasonable people disagreeing vehemently with his actions. But I guess that was only to be expected.