Tom Watson securing The Spectator’s “Inquisitor of the Year” award must owe at least something to his growing reputation for pungent letters. After telling Eric Pickles “You can’t stuff your face all day with new politics cake and still have it left to eat when you’re hungry in the middle of the night”, Watson now asks the health secretary to imagine he has genital warts.

The geek-friendly MP seeks to highlight concerns around privacy implications of the NHS Choices website sending browsing data to Google and Facebook:

Imagine for example, if you or a close colleague had an embarrassing ailment, say genital warts. The current settings of the site allow third party applications to know that you have visited the part of the NHS site that lets you know how to treat genital warts.

Scrapbook certainly finds Watson’s approach to opposition politics infectious.

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